UK's 'oldest Christmas fairy lights' still going strong after 48 years

NewsflarePublished: December 12, 2017
Published: December 12, 2017

The UK's 'oldest Christmas fairy lights' are still going strong after 48 years - without a single bulb needing replacement.

Vina Shaddick, 68, was a teenager when she bought the colourful string of lights from Woolworths in 1969, the year the Beatles performed their final show on the roof of the band's Apple HQ.

The durable lights have lasted for nearly 50 years.

Now her son Ross Shaddick, 38, is looking forward to the lights illuminating his house for another year, in pride of place in the front window.

They are now back on display at the family home in Plymouth, Devon, where they remain wrapped around a plastic Christmas tree which is kept under plastic the rest of the year.

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