Is St Albans pensioner the country’s oldest clubber?

PUBLISHED: 13:46 13 December 2012 | UPDATED: 13:46 13 December 2012

Tom Parker

Tom Parker

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PARTYING pensioner Tom Parker has been dubbed the oldest clubber in the country after celebrating his 90th birthday throwing some shapes on the dance floor at his regular nightspot.

Tom - or Uncle Tom as he is known by partygoers - has been having it large at Batchwood Hall nightclub in St Albans for more than 30 years.

And so there was no better venue for him to have his special birthday bash last Saturday which saw him boogying until 4am in the morning.

But according to Batchwood Hall manager Peter Bell this is nothing out of the ordinary as Tom, who lives in Batchwood with his wife Barbie, is usually the last man standing on the dance floor.

He said: “Tom has been one of our best clubbers for over 30 years and his dancing puts the youngsters to shame.

“In fact, he often pops home to put his wife to bed with an Ovaltine before changing his shirt and coming back until the bitter end.

“He’s a real legend.”

Tom has been “blissfully” married to Barbie for 63 years, and all three generations of his family joined him last Saturday to celebrate his landmark birthday.

While the great-grandfather has danced his way through more than half a dozen decades of music, his favourite tunes are from the 1990s and he can’t resist strutting his stuff to Shakira’s Hips Don’t Lie.

The clubbing king said: “Music and dancing is one of the best things in my life. It’s kept me fit and feeling young and I wouldn’t miss my Saturdays on the dance floor for anything.”

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