104-year-old Bolton woman drinks a can of Guinness every day

Josephine Hulme toasts her 104th birthday with a can of her favourite drink

A famous Guinness poster slogan which could have been written for Josephine Hulme

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author Exclusive by , reporter

THE traditional adverts always said it was good for you.

And while Guinness has long abondoned its old slogan, 104-year-old Josephine Hulme is living proof that the claim may just be true.

Mrs Hulme drinks one can of the famous Irish stout every evening and recently celebrated her 104th birthday with two parties at Lever Edge Care Home.

Staff at the care home make weekly shopping trips to ensure that “the black stuff” is in plentiful supply for their oldest resident.

Debbie Scrivens, who is deputy manager at the home, said: “Josie is an amazing person — she’s still full of life and she’s very headstrong.

“She gets on well with everyone at the care home and she’s a pleasure to have here.

“She’s always said Guinness is what’s kept her going and we make sure we go to the shops every week to buy her some.

“If this is what Guinness does for you, I think I need to drink it more often.”

Mrs Hulme was born on May 24, 1910, and was one of nine children. She attended St Joseph’s School in Halliwell until she was 14, before going on to work in various mills across Great Lever.

She later worked as a cleaner for Bolton Council.She married Stanley Hulme at 21 and they were together for 51 years until his death. They never had children Mrs Hulme, known as Josie to friends, still enjoys bingo and dancing.

The centenarian is a popular figure at Lever Edge and, despite her years, staff described her as a “feisty little thing”.

She was previously featured in The Bolton News, when she celebrated her 100th birthday at the care home and received a special telegram from The Queen.

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8:42am Sat 7 Jun 14

Chrome1 says...

Ah what a loyal customer; it's exactly what corporate organisations need. However I can show you examples of hundreds who do, or did, the same thing that weren't so lucky with their health. Further good health to the lady though and may she lead a happy life.
Ah what a loyal customer; it's exactly what corporate organisations need. However I can show you examples of hundreds who do, or did, the same thing that weren't so lucky with their health. Further good health to the lady though and may she lead a happy life. Chrome1
  • Score: 10

12:56pm Sat 7 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

My goodness my Guinness,good for you Josie,I see you don't need OR wear glasses too.Good health sweetheart.
My goodness my Guinness,good for you Josie,I see you don't need OR wear glasses too.Good health sweetheart. boltonnut
  • Score: 9

10:04pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Citizen Cane says...

So longevity is nothing to do with the quality of the genes inherited and avoidance of fatal accidents? By the looks of it, there is plenty of tread depth left for Josephine - could go on to be a record breaker.
So longevity is nothing to do with the quality of the genes inherited and avoidance of fatal accidents? By the looks of it, there is plenty of tread depth left for Josephine - could go on to be a record breaker. Citizen Cane
  • Score: 3

3:56pm Mon 9 Jun 14

bolton cat says...

I think Guinness should be told about her and free Guinness for her patronage ! my family swears by it ! Slainte agus tainte agus Dia do beatha !
I think Guinness should be told about her and free Guinness for her patronage ! my family swears by it ! Slainte agus tainte agus Dia do beatha ! bolton cat
  • Score: 2

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