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Gertrude ‘Topsy’ Hindley, 103, poses for a portrait in Sidmouth, Devon, England. May 29 2015.A woman has turned 103 and says the secret to her long life is she’s never watching – TELEVISION. See swns story SWTV. Gertrude ‘Topsy’ Hindley has missed some of the world’s most historic moments – because she’s never owned a TV. Gertrude, of Sidmouth, Devon has spent her 100 years reading books and listening to the radio instead. Her nephew, Richard Hindley, said: “She’s never really been aware of what’s going on in the world. I think that’s a reason why she’s lived so long. “She did know about big events when she was younger but she hasn’t taken such an interest in current affairs as people do. Topsy added: ‘’I’ve never had one. I used to go round and care for older people and I do not think any of them were without a TV. “All my friends have them but didn’t want it. I just want peace.” Richard said his aunt, who lives in a care home, has been content to listen to nature programmes and the news on the radio when her father, Charles, was alive.

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