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Wales' oldest person Gwenllian Davies dies aged 110

Gwenllian Davies at the Awel Towi home in 2015. Credit: Jeff Connell

Wales' oldest person has died at the grand old age of 110.

Gwenllian Davies passed away peacefully at the Awel Tywi Home, Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire on Sunday.

She was believed to be the seventh old person in the UK when she died.

Gwenllian was born in October 1905. Credit: Jeff Connell

Her niece-in-law, Eleri Davies, said she was sure Gwenllian had decided it was time to bring her own remarkable life to a close in a dignified fashion.

She was really quiet over Christmas and when the call came it was not unexpected.

The staff at Awel Towi have beenmagnificent caring for Gwenllian. They are as upset as we are at her passing.

We are left with mountains of memories of a quite remarkable woman who was born on the day the first ever aeroplane took to the skies.

– Niece-in-law, Eleri Davies

When she celebrated her 110th birthday last year staff and family collected memorabilia from 110 years ago to make an exhibition of items from Gwenllian’s Day to highlight the occasion including butter patts and Wright Brothers flight pictures.

Gwenllian was born in the year Albert Eistein published his papers for his theory of relativity.

Aged 36 in 1941, Gwenllian remembered being horrified watching from her hilltop farm home above Swansea the destruction to the town by the Luftwaffe in a three-day blitz.

She had said previously the First World War had rankled with her because her pocket money was reduced from one penny to halfpenny a week.

Gwenllian’s funeral is at Llanelli Crematorium on Friday, January 29th