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25th January 2016

Wales' oldest person and Wales Care Awards winner Gwenllian Davies dies aged 110

Gwenllian Davies, of Awel Tywi Care Home in Llandeilo, who received the Craig Thomas Lifetime Achievement at the 2015 Wales Care Awards, has died aged 110.

Wales' oldest woman (pictured below receiving her award) was told about the award on camera in a short clip relayed to the Wales Care Awards audience at City Hall in Cardiff. Her award was accepted on her behalf by Older People's Commissioner Sarah Rochira.

Ms Davies passed away peacefully at the Carmarthenshire Council Awel Tywi Home, Fairfach, Llandeilo on January 17. She was believed to be the seventh old person in the UK when she died, and was the oldest person in Wales.

Born in 1905, the year Albert Eistein published his papers for his theory of relativity, Gwenllian lived through two world wars, and could remember watching from her hilltop farm home above Swansea the destruction to the town by the Luftwaffe in the three-day blitz.

She spent the last years of her life in Awel Towi Care Home in Ffairfach.

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