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10th September 2018

Elizabeth Seabrooke, 92

Elizabeth hit the headlines at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival when photos of her dancing with fellow carnival goers in the pouring rain went viral.

THE GOOD THINGS IN LIFE SHOULD BE CELEBRATED
I’ve lived in Notting Hill for a handful of years and my son took me along to the Carnival this year. I was pleased to be there and support it, why on earth shouldn’t I, after all? It was such a happy day – no wonder it takes a year to organise. I was twirled around and around by this beautiful man and of course it was caught on camera and got lots of coverage in the media. I thought he was such a good sport to dance with me – even though I felt I was moving like a bunch of sticks!

BEING WELL BEHAVED ISN’T ALWAYS A GOOD THING
I wanted to be an actress when I was young and I got into the Royal Academy, but I wasn’t allowed to go because my parents thought it wasn’t respectable. In those days I did as I was told, which was a great pity. You could say I was a good child, but really, I fear I was spineless. I wish I had been defiant and spoken up for myself. Instead, I did everything I was told to do. I regret that.

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