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Friday, January 18, 2008

He's Never Slept Around

One might think that, after a century, Douglas Mathews would be sick of waking in the same bedroom every day.

But 100 years after he was delivered there by a doctor who arrived on horseback on Jan 5 1908, the centenarian farmer and great-grandfather insists there really is no place like home.

During his childhood and teens he slept in the room in the village of Staverton in South Devon, shared it with his wife Mabel until her death in 1996, and on Saturday woke in it to celebrate his 100th birthday.

The father-of-two said: "I still sleep in the same bedroom where I was delivered. [Link]

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