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Secret to long life is a Bell’s whisky a day, says 103-year-old Kathleen

Kathleen Atthill celebrated her 103rd birthday with her secret to long life Bell’s whisky. Miss Atthill lives at St Clement’s Nursing Home, in Norwich, and swears by the health-giving properties of the tipple.   She has been drinking Bell’s whisky on a daily basis for more than 80 years. So to mark the milestone and to thank her for her many years of loyalty the whisky distiller sent her a card and gifts, including a bottle of her favourite drink to toast her birthday. Miss Atthill who previously lived in Plumstead Road devoted her life to looking after her parents and worked for a short while at Jarrold.   She said she enjoyed her lunch time party on Monday. Maria Mathew, manager at the Kingsley Healthcare-run home, in St Clement’s Hill, said: “Kathleen came here eight years ago for end of life care but has now been here longer than any of our other residents.   “She is very hard of hearing but is still a very happy person and loves her whisky. “When the shop had sold out of Bell’s one time and I got her another make, she took one sip and told me, ‘this is not my brand’.” Miss Atthill had a lifelong passion for playing the piano and although she is no longer able to play still enjoys music and some of her favourites were played on her big day.     Source: EDP    

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