It’s one of the minor quirks of longevity that two of the people that have held the title “Britain’s Oldest Person” shared the same name: Grace Jones. The original carked it back in November 2013, and has now been joined by Grace Catherine Jones of Broadway. The likelihood of that trio being joined in super-centenarianity by the bumper-up-pulling Russell Harty-slapper are pretty low, one would imagine.
Anyway, GCJ remained relatively active and sane right up until her death, enjoying a game of carpet bowls or watching Strictly on the TV. She credited her longevity to a regular shot of whiskey, and outlived her brother – who died during WWI – by over a century.