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'Oldest paperboy' continues to work

Published 18/02/2010 | 13:19

A 90-year-ol man has vowed to carry on delivering his local newspaper
A 90-year-ol man has vowed to carry on delivering his local newspaper

A pensioner has vowed to keep delivering his local newspaper despite turning 90 at the weekend.

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Ted Ingram, believed to be Britain's oldest paperboy, first began his Dorset Echo round in 1942.

As a tractor driver he decided to boost his income with a paper round - and never looked back.

He had to give up using his bike after a hip replacement but now covers the village of Winterborne Monkton using his Peugeot 106.

Mr Ingram cannot recall how much was in his first pay packet, but believes that the job has not changed much since his boyhood.

He told the Dorset Echo: "I've always enjoyed doing the paper round because you meet people and have a bit of a chit-chat, and it keeps me fit.

"I can't say I'll do it forever as not many people are doing this sort of thing at my age, but I feel I'm lucky.

"If you stop and watch television all day you will go downhill."

Mr Ingram still keeps up a second job, mowing lawns at houses and caravan parks nearby.

He has two children with his wife Betty, who died 12 years ago.

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