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'It's Morrisons fish and chips' - Norfolk woman reveals her secret to reaching 102

PUBLISHED: 15:38 15 June 2019 | UPDATED: 10:56 17 June 2019

Lilian Blogg was joined by family and friends to celebrate her 102rd birthday at Morrisons in Diss. Picture: Helaine Clare

Lilian Blogg was joined by family and friends to celebrate her 102rd birthday at Morrisons in Diss. Picture: Helaine Clare

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When it came to holding a 102 birthday celebration there was only one choice for Lilian Blogg, the supermarket she has been visiting almost daily for decades and whose fish and chips she credits with keeping her healthy.

Staff at Morrisons in Diss help Lilian Blogg celebrate her 102rd birthday. Picture: Laura FrewinStaff at Morrisons in Diss help Lilian Blogg celebrate her 102rd birthday. Picture: Laura Frewin

Mrs Blogg is so well know to staff at Morrisons in Diss that they laid on a special party including a birthday cake for their most loyal customer.

She was joined by family, including her daughter Carol Coleman, and friends at the supermarket café to celebrate the occasion with a table specially put aside and decorated with glitz and glamour and festooned with balloons.

Mrs Blogg, who moved to the Diss area from Essex when she was in her 50s, is so dedicated to the supermarket and its café, which also helped mark her 100th birthday in 2017, that she has been a regular for over 20 years.

The birthday cake for Lilian Blogg's 102rd birthday held at Morrisons in Diss where she has been a regular for decades. Picture: Laura FrewinThe birthday cake for Lilian Blogg's 102rd birthday held at Morrisons in Diss where she has been a regular for decades. Picture: Laura Frewin

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Prior to retiring and moving to Diss, Mrs Blogg was employed at the Union Cable Company, an industrial business based in Dagenham, and later as a dinner lady in an infant school.

Her friend and neighbour Helaine Clare, who was also at the party, said: "She still comes to Morrisons about four times a week and has been doing for as long as I can remember. She used walked there up to the age of 97 but now she gets a taxi.

"She just loves it because they are nice people and treat her well and she tells me that it is their fish and chips that are what keep her healthy."

Morrisons café assistant Tracey Stephens said: "She loves it here and we all know her. She is such a lovely lady and she was so pleased with the party and with her family being there.

"She comes almost every day and we all know her. She either has fish and chips or jacket potato, but mostly fish and chips. They must be good because she is 102 and still going strong."

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