I recently visited my mother and was looking through the Eastbourne Her ald.
I noticed a photograph and article about retired Lieutenant John Bennett who at 93 years old was believed to be the oldest poppy seller in the area.
While every credit must go to him for his many years of hard work, he is in fact not quite the oldest poppy seller. My mother, Madge Rolfe, has just celebrated her 96th birthday and has been selling poppies at Langney Shopping Centre for many years.
Prior to this she did it at other locations in the town. She says she will continue to do so for as long as her health will allow her to and her whole family is very proud of her.
CATHRYN EVERITT, Chapel Road, Southampton.