2 July 1904Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom


30 November 2014Camberley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom



Blanche Playdon

Blanche Playdon was a British supercentenarian who was the oldest living person in the English county of Surrey. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) and recognised by LongeviQuest (LQ).

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Playdon was born in the city of Birmingham, England, on 2 July 1904 as one of at least nine children born to Arthur and Florence Emily Playdon. She never married and had no children.

In her centenarian years, Playdon was described as “sprightly” and brooked no fuss over her age. On her 105th birthday, her nursing home was decorated and a small tea party held in her honour. Her niece, Ann Arlington, attended the celebrations.

Playdon died in Camberley, Surrey, England, at the age of 110 years, 151 days.

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At the time of her death, Playdon was the 11th-oldest resident of the U. K. and the 10th-oldest in England.

Playdon’s age was verified by Dr. Andrew Holmes and Melissa Page, and was validated by the ESO on 31 January 2021.