100-Year-Old Driver Recognised By Colonial

August 3, 2016

Even at the age of 100, there’s no stopping Brownlow Place who is at his happiest behind the wheel of his favourite Daihatsu.

The sprightly centenarian got lessons when he was aged in his 20’s and asked if he still enjoyed driving he said: “Oh yes I do!”

Mr Place has never driven overseas and has always stayed on Bermuda’s roads and asked how driving had changed over the years, he said: “Sometimes I see carelessness on the roads, that is the most dangerous thing.”

To celebrate his milestone, his insurers Colonial presented Mr Place with a donation towards his favourite charity, the Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Home. They also gave him a travel voucher.

Melvin Howes, Supervisor, Personal Lines at Colonial, said: “I cannot remember seeing anyone aged 100 and still driving in Bermuda. It’s remarkable and we are very happy to recognise this milestone.”

Charlene Tyrell, next to her father Mr L. Brownlow Place with Melvin Howes and Ianthia Welch, Development Underwriter at Colonial

Colonial 100 Year Old Bermuda August 3 2016

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  1. SOLDIER - NO GUTS -NO GLORY says:

    well deserved papa Brownie, still looking well, thank GOD you have made it.(SMILE)niffty. love & respect always Della

  2. Ladeej says:

    Well done Uncle Brownie. You are a role model! Kudos to Colonial for recognizing this special man in this way!

  3. takbir Sharrieff says:

    Congratulations ,Mr .Brownlow Place.Centarian with a mission.

  4. Say Whaat? says:

    Mr. Place doesn’t even look older than 80 something. He’s doing life right!

  5. Thats nice, he should also be recognised by de Government for enduring economic and social injustice in his day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

      I bet he didn’t sit around bit@#ing and moaning like you do…maybe thats the secret to his success…congratulations Mr.Brown on your achievements.

      • Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

        Sorry my apologies on the name.. *Mr.Place*..

        Had a lil onion juice in my eye.

  6. Sook says:

    I glory in his spirit. He is blessed to be of sound mind and physically able. This is so beautiful to see. So much we could learn from Mr Place I am sure. Would love to sit off and just talk with him and hear stories.

    • college student says:

      He would love that actually. He’s always willing to share his experiences.