A woman claims to have one of the oldest light bulbs in the country | SWNS TV

  • 5 years ago
A woman reckons she's got one of the oldest light bulbs in the country after her mum bought it from Woolworths - 75 years ago. The 40-watt wonder was purchased from Woolworths in 1943 and it is still in working order - despite surviving their house being bombed during Second World War. Valerie Beaney, 78, was surprised to find it still worked when she switched it on to mark the tenth anniversary of the closure of the beloved high street favourite. Unlike most other long-lived bulbs, which are rarely turned off, Valerie's antique had led an illuminating life - and been plugged into to everything from big lights to lamps. Her mother Rose Allen purchased the bulb more than seven decades ago from Walthamstow high street in East London and gave birth to Valerie's sister Elaine under its glow.

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