Guinness World Records can confirm that Margaret Fish, holder of the UK’s Oldest Woman title, passed away on 12th March 2011. Mrs Fish from Wilstead near Bedford was born on 7 March 1899 and sadly passed away just a few days after celebrating her 112th birthday.
Guinness World Records can confirm that the new title holder is Violet Wood of Whitstable, Kent, who is 111.
Margaret Fish, who lived through three centuries, was a former dress maker and held the Guinness World Records title of the UK’s oldest woman from October 2010. She met her husband Frank, who was in the army during the First World War, and they married in 1928. They moved to Bedfordshire during the Second World War bombings and after her husband died, Mrs Fish lived independently at her home in Cople until she was 104.
Guinness World Records can confirm the titles of Oldest Living Person and Female are held by American Besse Berry Cooper who is 114 years old.
Source - Guinness World Records