Collect picture of Olive Cooke dressed in her soon to be husband’s Navy uniform, Nov 1939. See SWNS story SWPOPPY; Olive Cooke, Britain’s oldest poppy seller, has died aged 92 after being found at the bottom of Avon Gorge. Olive’s body was discovered in the Avon Gorge on Wednesday, May 6 by police and fire rescue teams. Police are not treating the death as suspicious. The news of Olive’s death has shocked and saddened the community in Bristol. She had become a familiar face for many over the years, standing in the doorway of Bristol Cathedral each November selling poppies for the Royal British Legion. Olive’s family – daughter Kathryn; son, Del; grandchildren Louise, Kevin, Rhia and Jessica; and great-grandchildren Louis and Aeris – said she will be greatly missed.

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