Elsie’s secret to turning 104? It’s luck

Elsie Pickles cutting her birthday cake in celebration of turning 104
Elsie Pickles cutting her birthday cake in celebration of turning 104

They say age is just a number – and it could not be more true of Elsie Pickles. But when that number happens to be 104, it is a good enough reason to celebrate it.

Elsie marked her milestone birthday on April 13 with a party at Gratwick House Rest Home in Norfolk Road, Littlehampton.

When asked what the secret to her longevity was, Elsie’s response was refreshingly honest: luck.