4 August 1913Hanwell, London, England, United Kingdom


16 August 2023Cranleigh, Surrey, England, United Kingdom



Kathleen Shaw

Kathleen Letitia Shaw (née Wright) was a British supercentenarian whose age has been validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO).

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Shaw was born in Hanwell, London, England, UK, on 4 August 1913. At some point, she moved to Surrey to become a secretary for the board of London Buses.

When asked about the secret of her longevity and healthy life, she replied: “eating broccoli and carrots.”

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On her 109th birthday, she was reported as the third-oldest living person in Surrey, behind Ethel Caterham and Rose Eaton.

Her age was verified by Andrew Holmes, and validated by the ESO on 9 August 2023.

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