So the secret behing long life and good health is 2 - 3 cigarettes each day, and in the evening a cup of tea mixed with whiskey, according to Cowell's 69-year-old daughter Lynda Fowler. Clara Cowell currently lives independently in Aunscough Brook House in Ribbleton, Preston. She celebrated her birthday with 5 generations of family at the pub.
Clara Cowell celebrating her 102nd birthday with
her daughter Valerie Houghton
Mrs Cowell is still an active woman, for her 101st birthday she took to the dancefloor for a waltz. "I used to love dancing, particularly waltzing and the foxtrot." Mrs Cowell said. Being a survivor of tuberculosis as a child, she said she "doesn't believe in medication", and it appears it's paying off.