Laughter and joy as Maud celebrates 109th birthday

Maud Nicholl, was born on July 3 1909, five years before the Great War began.

Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 11:56 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:05 pm
Maud Nicholl's party

Although Miss Nicholl never married or had children, she still remains a popular and sociable member of the local community, where she still lives in her home.

Now very hard of hearing, she nonetheless laughed loudly at points during her birthday celebrations.

Among those present was Rev Alistair Bates of Wellington Presbyterian Church, of which Miss Bates is a lifelong member.

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Maud Nicholl's party

“She’s got a great sense of humour – an unbelievable sense of humour,” he told the News Letter.

“She’s an absolute star.”

For more on Maud see Saturday’s News Letter

Is Maud Northern Ireland’s oldest person? Phone 028 3839 5577 if you know anyone as old as her or older.

Maud Nicholl's party