Dagenham woman is 105

A woman from Dagenham is celebrating her 105th birthday today. Jessie Moore is one of the oldest people in London.

Dagenham woman celebrates 105th birthday

Jessie Moore has had five telegrams from the Queen Credit: ITV News

One of London's oldest residents is celebrating her 105th birthday.

Jessie Moore, who's from Dagenham, insisted on throwing a party to mark the occasion so more than 70 members of her family joined her at her local pub.

Despite her advancing years, Jessie is still independent, living alone in the house she shared with her husband for more than 60 years. Her secret to a long life? Looking after other people apparently.

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Dagenham woman is 105

A woman from Dagenham is celebrating her 105th birthday today.

Jessie Moore is one of the oldest people in London.

In her lifetime she has seen 24 different prime ministers and 4 monarchs. She still lives at home on her own, the same home she's been in for over 70 years.