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World’s Oldest Paper Boy Living

Written by: on 22nd February 2010 |
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Now recognized as the the longest serving paper boy in the Guinness World Records, Ted Ingram, 90 years old from Dorchester, Dorset, England. He’s been delivering newspaper for 68 long years.

It started as his part-time job in  1942 and he amazingly feel in love in the job and from then on, he never stopped doing it.

For almost 7 decades, he was able to  drop more than 500,000 papers through doors. He has had just two holidays; both in the 1960s when he took his family to Butlins and a neighbour looked after his round. And even when Ted broke his back in the 1950s he arranged for his late wife Betty to deliver the papers in their village while he was laid up.

“I love my round. I don’t make any money out of it now, I do it for the village and because I enjoy it and it keeps me fit,” he said.

“I can’t believe I am a record holder at my age, but I don’t feel any different.”

“I enjoy doing the round because you meet people and have a bit of a chit chat.”

His daughter Angela Matthews, 50, says: “It’s good that dad is still able to do it, it keeps him active and looking so young.

Guinness is now in the process of contacting Ted to verify his claim and officially crown him a world record holder.

 

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