This is not just any old iron...

Doris Greenwood, Towngate Avenue, Clifton with her Sunbeam  Ironmasterm won at bingo in 1965.

Doris Greenwood, Towngate Avenue, Clifton with her Sunbeam Ironmasterm won at bingo in 1965.

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DORIS Greenwood won this iron at bingo more than four decades ago – and incredibly it is still working.

The Sunbeam Ironmaster was a prize at a game Mrs Greenwood, from Clifton, won back in 1965.

And she uses it on an ironing board that – having been bought in 1954 from a catalogue – is even older.

Mrs Greenwood, 85, said: “I had a new element fitted about 20 years ago. By that time this type of iron was becoming obsolete so we had a bit of trouble getting it.

“We managed to find one in a little shop in Southowram.”

Mrs Greenwood contacted the Courier after seeing the story about a tumble dryer which is still working 35 years after it was bought.

Keith Edge, from Boothtown in Halifax, bought the machine in 1976.