Still selling poppies at 93

Poppy seller Lt. John Bennett of the Queens Royal Regiment age 93. November 10th 2012 E46040N
Poppy seller Lt. John Bennett of the Queens Royal Regiment age 93. November 10th 2012 E46040N

This could well be Eastbourne’s oldest poppy seller.

Retired Lieutenant John Bennett stood stoically in Terminus Road earlier this month collecting for the annual Royal British Legion campaign outside Debenhams.

And, at 93, he is believed to the oldest volunteer in the area.

Organisers of the collection praised him for his efforts.