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Patriotic Thames Ditton pensioner is Olympics' biggest fan, Hands down
A patriotic pensioner had a Union Jack dyed in to her head to show her support for Britain during the Olympics.
Hersham resident Nora Hands got the eye-catching hair-do done at Ditton Klippers in Thames Ditton.
Hairdresser Gari Corbett said he tried to talk the plucky 80-year-old out of having it done, but she was having none of it.
Sports fan Miss Hands said: “I’ve had so many people come up to me and comment on it. One man wanted to take a picture on his mobile phone, and people have been tooting me at the bus stop.
“I’m grey as a badger normally so I’m really milking it. I’m lapping it up like a cat licks cream.”
Mr Corbett said the hairstyle took four-and-a-half hours and was the most unusual request he had ever had from a pensioner.
He said: “She is talking about going bright orange next and she had some hot pink in the past – she’s definitely not afraid of something different.”
Miss Hands said she reached 80 and decided it was time to do something different.
She said she felt she was having a second childhood and was thrilled to do her bit in jubilee year to support the Olympics, although did not remember the 1948 Games in Britain.
She said: “I think Britain is a great country in spite of what people say. I like the Olympics and like to watch sport – especially the tennis.”
Miss Hands said she hoped the hair would last throughout the Olympics, but had been taking an umbrella and head scarf out with her just in case.