6 March 1911Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


16 January 2024Hounslow, London, England, United Kingdom



Edna Strickland

Edna Strickland was a British supercentenarian who was the second-oldest person in the United Kingdom upon her death. Her age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).

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Strickland was born in Hull, England, on 6 March 1911. She moved to Kensington, London, at an early age. At the age of 14, she left school to partake in a dressmaking apprenticeship, and would become very talented in the field.

She later moved to Brentford, and worked in the area as a tailor and seamstress. During World War II, her company was evacuated, but she decided to stay with her mother and work in a factory which built aircrafts. In 1946, she married Bill “Dudley” Strickland; the couple had two children. In the 1950s, she did a lot of sewing at home to support the family. After retiring in the 1970s, she moved to Eastbourne, East Sussex. [source]

Strickland’s husband died in 1984. In 2001, she moved to Hounslow, London, to be closer to her family. She would remain there for the rest of her life, dying on 16 January 2024 at the age of 112 years, 316 days.

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Strickland’s age was validated by the ESO on 9 May 2021.

On 13 March 2023, following the death of Ada Thompson of West Yorkshire, she became the second-oldest living person in the United Kingdom, after Ethel Caterham.