AMAZING: 107-year-old Charlotte ‘still feels 21’

Charlotte Weston 107th birthday
Charlotte Weston 107th birthday

A Matlock woman who has just celebrated her 107th birthday says she still feels like she is 21.

Charlotte Weston, who lives at Tansley House Residential Home, marked her big day with a party at the home, attended by family, friends and other residents.

Charlotte Weston with her daughter Christine Wilks

Charlotte Weston with her daughter Christine Wilks

She was born in 1909, five years before the start of the First World War and three years before the sinking of the Titanic.

The deputy manger at Tansley House, Carol Else, said: “Charlotte says she doesn’t believe she is 107, she says she still feels like she is 21. She is an incredible lady.

“She is still up and about, is a very lively lady in her mind and looks and acts like someone who is much younger.”

Charlotte first attended the home when she was 103 for a ‘short visit’.

Charlotte Weston as a toddler on the left with her parents and brother and sister

Charlotte Weston as a toddler on the left with her parents and brother and sister

She then moved full time into the home in December last year, leaving the supervised accommodation at Victoria Court in Matlock where she had been living for the previous 20 years.

Charlotte is by far the oldest resident the care home currently has.

“We have one resident who will turn 100 later this year and many other residents in their late 90s as well,” says Carol.

“Her daughter comes to visit her very often and Charlotte has told me in the past she puts her long life down to working in Buxton for many years and being exposed to its rejuvenating spa waters.”