Anorak News | Making A Century

Making A Century

by | 4th, January 2005

‘FOR many of you readers, this afternoon seems a long way off.

The holiday season has sapped your enthusiasm for seeing in the first day of the working year.

But Arthur Best possessed more foresight.

Ten years ago – when he was a sprightly 90 years old – Arthur placed a bet at odds of 66-1 that he would reach triple figures.

And last Sunday, Arthur’s punt paid off as he celebrated his 100th birthday with more than 7,000 pounds to go with his congratulatory telegramme from the Queen.’

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