A pensioner reckons she has the oldest set of working Christmas fairy lights in Britain which are still glowing strong – after 45 YEARS.
Chuffed Vina Shaddick, 60, bought the string of colourful illuminations for her tree from a branch of Woolworths in 1969.
It came with a spare set of bulbs and she’s only ever had to use one – and she reckons they are now the OLDEST Christmas lights in Britain.
Over the years Vina’s lights have shone for a total of three years or 1,200 days, 28,800 hours or nearly two MILLION minutes.
She said: “They’re still going strong. I can still remember buying them. It was the second year I was married and I went in my lunchtime.
“Word had got round that Woolies had a special delivery of lights from Germany. They hold a lot of memories for me.”
by John Bett