Couple’s 48-year-old boiler finally packs up

Image copyright Rob Braddick Image caption Graham Braddick joked he was upset because he envisioned his boiler came with a 50 -year guarantee

An elderly couple are getting rid of the boiler they have had for approximately 50 years after it finally stopped working.

Graham Braddick and his wife Dorothy – both 87 – bought the boiler for PS200 in 1971 when they moved into their house.

The couple, from Northam in Devon, said they have “never had any problems with it”.

“I thought it came with a 50 -year guarantee but I cannot find the paperwork, ” Mr Braddick joked. “That would have been lovely.”

Image copyright Rob Braddick Image caption The boiler was installed in the home of Mr and Mrs Braddick in 1971

The Hotspur oil-fired boiler, made by Harford-Unical Limited, has been serviced by the same man every year since they bought it.