Dolly Saville, World’s Oldest Barmaid, Dies at 100

Dolly Saville was reportedly the world’s oldest working barmaid

Dolly Saville, the world's oldest barmaid, died this week at the age of 100 after having worked as a barmaid for 75 years. 

Dolly Saville, who was reportedly the world’s oldest working barmaid, died this week at the age of 100.

According to Metro, Saville was born in 1914 and started working as a waitress at the Red Lion Hotel in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, in 1940, when she was just 26 years old. At the time, King George VI was on the throne, and WWII had just begun. Saville then kept her job at the pub for another 75 years, during which time she boasted of having served celebrities including Pierce Brosnan and Elizabeth Taylor.

I love my work and I love the people, it keeps me going and it’s better than sitting around,” she said in an interview last year. “I never thought I would be here this long, but I’ve loved every minute of it. My family keeps asking if I want to stop, but I have no plans to retire.”

Saville died Thursday, less than a year after having celebrated her 100th birthday.  

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