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Pembrokeshire great-grandmother joins social-networking generation at 103

A Welsh great-grandmother may be the World’s oldest Facebooker – at 103.

Is Lillian Lowe the oldest facebook user at 103?

Lillian Lowe signed up with the social network to keep up with news from her seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Just two months away from her 104th birthday, the family of young-at-heart Lillian beleives she is the oldest of more than 500 million Facebook users around the world.

Lillian said: “I love it – it is very exciting. It’s a wonderful way of finding out about things.

“But I must say it’s a dreadful waste of time. I’m sure there are lots of other things I should be doing rather than playing on a computer.”

The retired hotelier and businesswoman from Tenby, Pembrokeshire, surfs the net on an iPad with regular checks on her Facebook account.

She has more than 30 Facebook friends – and her most active one is her great grand-daughter Kaylee Lowe, 10.

Lillian, of Tenby, Pembrokeshire, said it was “just lovely” seeing all her photographs and chats any time she logs on.

She said: “I can recommend it for any grandparents to keep in touch with their family with ringing all the time.”

The great-grandmother says she was 12 before her family had a radio.

“I think virtually everything has been invented during my time,” she muses.

Lillian – dubbed Supergran by her family – says her favourite website is Google Earth.

Watch Dominic Valitis’ interview with Lillian Lowe

“I’ve always read a lot during my life” adds Lillian, “and this computer has just taken the place of a book.”

Her grandson Steve set Lillian up with her Facebook account – and loaned her his his iPad to use.

Tenby RNLI mechanic Steve said: “Now and again, she might raise an eyebrow at a few of the teenage antics she sees on Facebook.

“But she’s pretty broad-shouldered and takes it all in her stride.

“What’s great about Gran is that she’s not afraid to take things on and is always willing to learn – she’s a great inspiration to us all.”


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