Warwickshire, England — The second-oldest living man in the United Kingdom, Mr. John Farringdon, celebrated his 111th birthday on June 7th. His birthday was confirmed by Coventry Telegraph.

Farringdon was born in Enfield, north London, on 7 June 1913, the only son out of four children. In the 1920s, aged 16, he began his first job repairing typewriters. A few years later, in 1934, he was employed by the Ford Motor Company as a typewriter mechanic.

In 1940, he married his wife, Irene, at Essex Registry Office, after meeting her while being stationed with her family during the war. The couple would remain together until Irene’s death at the age of 38. He would later meet a woman named Vera while playing darts at a local pub, who would become his long-term partner until her death around 1990.

Farringdon attributes his long life to a daily indulgence in Grant’s whisky and a hearty full English breakfast at his care home.

At the moment, he is the second-oldest living man in the UK, after John Tinniswood, who is currently recognized as the world’s oldest living man. He is also the oldest (known) man to have ever lived in Warwickshire.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Farringdon on his 111th birthday.