World's Oldest Man To Get Hackney Street Named After Him

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World's Oldest Man To Get Hackney Street Named After Him

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Henry Allingham, who died in July, is to be immortalised on the streets of Hackney. The war veteran briefly became the world's oldest man in June this year, reaching the annuated milestone of 113. Hackney Council have approved a motion by Cllr Michael Desmond to commemorate the fellow in a local street name. According to Desmond, the tribute is not just for his services to long-livedness: "It's because he wanted to make the world a better place and did so." The street name will be allocated when 'a suitable opportunity arises'. Perhaps the most fitting place would be in Clapton, where Allingham was born in 1896. During his long innings, Allingham witnessed soldiers returning from the Boer Wars, became a founding member of the RAF, survived the Battle of Jutland and lived to greet his first great-great-great grandchild.

Last Updated 02 September 2009

Tomtiredoflondon

Awesome.