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    Default Anyone know who the oldest active fencer in the UK is?

    Anyone know who the oldest active fencer in the UK is? And, for that matter, the oldest in the world?

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    UK - Possibly Edmund Grey? Not sure how old he is. My dad still coaches twice a week at 78, but doesn't fence. There was a German lady competing at the Vets Worlds last year who (I believe) was 86.
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    What about Dennis Wilcox - from down in the Southwest he is 93 I think - fences at Plymouth Fencing Club

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    I met Denis Wilcox two years ago. Quite amazing.

    Also Denis Ward at Espada has been Fencing for some time and not sure if Colin Hillier still fences.

    Allan Jay still fences at 81.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumsfencingtaxi View Post
    What about Dennis Wilcox - from down in the Southwest he is 93 I think - fences at Plymouth Fencing Club
    Incredible. What a fantastic ambassador for the sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryscott View Post
    Incredible. What a fantastic ambassador for the sport.
    Anyone from Plymouth Fencing Club on the forum?

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    Oldest member of England Fencing celebrated 104th birthday this year. Not sure if they are still fencing.

    Next oldest is a mere slip of a lad of 94.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldric View Post
    Oldest member of England Fencing celebrated 104th birthday this year. Not sure if they are still fencing.

    Next oldest is a mere slip of a lad of 94.
    Excellent! Anyone know their names or where they fence?

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    We had "young" man called René Christophe aged 94 fencing at our club up until last year when he decided it was time to retire. At home he was completely stiffened with arthritis, but once on the piste, although not very mobile, could give anyone a good match! He still comes to watch our competitions and events with the younger fencers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryscott View Post
    Excellent! Anyone know their names or where they fence?
    We have the names, addresses etc. However, we also have Data Protection regs to observe, not to mention the courtesy of privacy to members regarding their personal data!

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    For info on Plymouth try contacting Pete Barrett or Andy Hill, Plymouth do have a website www.plymouthfencingclub.com hope this is of help

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    I certainly feel like the oldest fencer when I get out of bed in the mornings

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    Don't know about oldest fencer but Bert Bracewell must be one of the oldest active coaches

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurw View Post
    Don't know about oldest fencer but Bert Bracewell must be one of the oldest active coaches
    Jack FitzGerald is still going in his mid 80s.

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    Geoff Griffin who coaches at Crawley Sword Club is in his late 80s and still coaching twice a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldric View Post
    We have the names, addresses etc. However, we also have Data Protection regs to observe, not to mention the courtesy of privacy to members regarding their personal data!
    Of course! I'm not asking anyone to be discourteous. Nor am I asking you to breach the Data Protection Act. Why on earth would you think I was asking you to do that? I don't even know who you, 'Baldric', or 'we' really are? I'm a bit baffled by your response: should I guess that you are one of the people who control this site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsword View Post
    For info on Plymouth try contacting Pete Barrett or Andy Hill, Plymouth do have a website www.plymouthfencingclub.com hope this is of help
    Cheers, Redsword

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldric View Post
    Oldest member of England Fencing celebrated 104th birthday this year. Not sure if they are still fencing.

    Next oldest is a mere slip of a lad of 94.
    Right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taxtike View Post
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    Dennis Hunt in his mid 80’s still coaches sabre in Bristol

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    Not sure if Connie is still fencing but this was just last year.

    https://www.edp24.co.uk/sport/connie...ours-1-5042147

    Edit: I believe her last competition was in Feb this year.
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