100-Year Old Shopkeeper Of The Day
He was born in the same year that Woolworths were founded – not only has he seen them off, but he’s also just celebrated his 100th birthday. He’s very probably Britain’s oldest shopkeeper, ladies and gentlemen, he’s Jack Yaffe.
His shop in Prestwich, Greater Manchester has been going for 75 years and is open on bank holidays and even Christmas Day. It’s a veritable Aladdin’s Cave and looks like the archetypal grandfather’s shed but Jack says he plans to expand over the next hundred years, opening 560 bric-a-brac shops around the country as well as selling iPhones and glitter glue.
Okay, so we made the last bit up, but it’s been a pretty slow news day so far. We’ll be toasting another 100-year old shopkeeper TOMORROW and later in the week we’ll have a picture of a 278-year old tortoise.