Wandsworth's Oldest Resident Turns 108

Born in May 1909, Damaris Bryant has lived in the borough more than 50 years

Wandsworth oldest resident, Damaris Bryant, celebrated her 108th birthday with a visit from the Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Richard Field.

Born in Jamaica on 12th May 1909, Miss Bryant moved to the UK in the 1950s to work as a nurse. She settled in Wandsworth and has lived in the borough ever since. After many years working for the NHS, Miss Bryant volunteered in a local charity shop when she retired.

She has lived in her home in Battersea since the 1980s and has formed close friendships in the local community, with friends praising her kind spirit and sense of humour. She loves watching the soaps, and never misses Emmerdale or EastEnders.

Miss Bryant has received a birthday card from the Queen every year since turning 100 and was thrilled to add another to her collection. She is a huge fan of the Royal Family and looks forward to receiving her royal card every year. She shared her special day with friends and carers at her home.

Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Field, said, “It’s an absolute honour to meet Miss Bryant, who has lived in the borough for over 50 years. Reaching the age of 108 is an amazing achievement... I am delighted to present Miss Bryant with the Mayor’s pin and put her name on the Roll of Honour. I wish her a very happy birthday.”

May 15, 2017