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Over 200 people attend funeral of Britain's oldest man

Christopher Dean at the funeral of his father Reg Dean
Over 200 people attended Reg Dean's funeral at Wirksworth in Derbyshire

The funeral of Britain's oldest man who died at 110 is taking place today. King Edward the 7th was on the throne when Reg Dean was born in Staffordshire in 1902.

He lived in the Derbyshire Dales where his family say the funeral is a celebration of his life.

Coffin of Britain's oldest man Reg Dean at St Mary's church at Wirksworth in Derbyshire
Mourners at Reg Dean's funeral

Mourners gather for funeral of Britain's oldest man

Order of service booklet for funeral of Britain's oldest man - Reg Dean

Crowds are gathering for the funeral of Britain's oldest man. Reg Dean from Wirksworth in Derbyshire was 110 years and 63 days old when he died at his nursing home on the 5th January.

Mourners gathering at St Mary's church in Wirksworth, Derbyshire for the funeral of Britain's oldest man Reg Dean.

Reg was born at Tunstall in Staffordshire in November 1902. During his lifetime he lived through two World Wars, 24 British prime ministers, and the moon landings.

As a young man working in India, Reg drank a muddy-looking potion which, he was told, would help him live until he was 100.

Photo of Reg Dean as an army Chaplain during the Second World War Credit: Family photo

Funeral takes place for Britain's oldest man

Reg Dean, the oldest man in Britain's funeral takes place today

The funeral of Britain's oldest man who died at 110 takes place today. King Edward the 7th was on the throne when Reg Dean was born in Staffordshire in 1902.

He lived in the Derbyshire Dales where his family say the funeral will be a celebration of his life.

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Britain's oldest man celebrates his 110th birthday

Reg Dean celebrates his 110th Birthday Credit: ITV Central

Reg Dean from Wirksworth in Derbyshire is today celebrating his 110th birthday as Britain's oldest man.

Born in Tunstall, Staffordshire, in 1902, Reg Dean served as an army chaplain during the Second World War.

In his 110 year's, Reg has seen many great changes: air travel developed from the Wright Brother's first flight in 1903, to the first person on the moon in 1969.

He's also witnessed two world wars, five monarchs and 22 prime ministers.

Reg has been alive 40,150 days.