Secret to long life? Scones! says centenarian from South Witham

103-year-old George Geeson

103-year-old George Geeson

A 103-year-old has revealed the secret to his long life - “I have a scone for my tea every night,” says George Geeson.

George, from South Witham, enjoys a healthy diet including lots of fruit, but is convinced that it’s his daily treat of a scone which is the key to his longevity.

In particular it is Morrisons’ best fruit scones that he recommends, with George being a loyal customer to the supermarket in Grantham.

George said: “People are very helpful there. I’m not very big and being very old I can’t reach stuff up on the high shelves, but there is always someone there that I can ask for to help me.”

The store’s general manager Tom Miller said: “George is a valued customer and a popular character in store. I’m really pleased that our products are contributing to his good health and long life.

“Our bakers are really proud of their products and are thrilled to serve George.”

The centenarian is well-known in the area having spent most of his working life as one half of Geeson Brothers, a garage on the A1 he ran with his younger brother Leonard.

After 33 years they sold the business and opened the Geeson Brothers Motorcycle Museum in South Witham, where they restored and displayed vintage motorcycles.

George married Viola in 1937, and has a son Robert who lives next door with his wife Elizabeth, as well as a daughter Janet and two grand-daughters Nicole and Emma.




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