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Grace Jones (seated) arrives for Christmas dinner accompanied by (from left) Shaker Ahmad, Vera Law and Simon Hughes

Grace Jones (seated) arrives for Christmas dinner accompanied by (from left) Shaker Ahmad, Vera Law and Simon Hughes

Grace Jones (seated) arrives for Christmas dinner accompanied by (from left) Shaker Ahmad, Vera Law and Simon Hughes

Britain's oldest person - 113-year-old Grace Jones - has braved the elements to enjoy her Christmas dinner.

Grace, of Bermondsey, London, went out with pals and neighbours to tuck in to her turkey dinner with all the trimmings.

The supercentenarian wrapped up as temperatures dropped and headed to the lunch organised by Bermondsey Care for the Elderly.

Grace, who became Britain's oldest person in February and celebrated her 113th birthday on December 7, was collected by her friend and local MP Simon Hughes who drove her with neighbours for their special Christmas knees up.

The pensioner is the only person left in the country who started her life in the 19th century and when Queen Victoria was on the throne.

Grace, who said she thoroughly enjoyed the jubilee celebrations this year, is set to make another record by going strong into 2013.

"I had quite a good time today," said Grace who was suffering a little from tiredness.

"But I woke up for some reason at 5am."

She still had enough energy after the six-hour party to go home and enjoy a glass of sherry with friends.

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