Family celebration for Lewes’ oldest resident

Lewes resident Vera Forsdick reaches another milestone in her long life on Tuesday. She will celebrate her 103rd birthday at the Barons Down Nursing Home.

There will be a small family get-together this weekend to mark the occasion, with three members travelling down from Edinburgh.

Vera, who is believed to be the oldest person in the county town, keeps her mind sharp by reading The Daily Telegraph – she has been completing the crossword for decades.