Hazel’s chairlift debut – at 86!

You’re never too old to travel in style, as Stourbridge pensioner Hazel Dunn proved – at the age of 86!


A zoo visitor dating back to the 1940’s Hazel has always enjoyed the animals, castle views and land train trips, but never fancied taking the chairlift – until this week!

She said: “It was a really hot day and I looked at the chairlift and thought, that looks so inviting I’ll give it a try.

“And I enjoyed it so much I travelled back down at the end of the afternoon!”

She added: “I never really fancied it before as I’m not too good with heights, but it was nothing how I’d imagined and I loved floating gently through the air in a welcome breeze.”

The only vintage chairlift in the country, the 1958 craft was re-launched last summer following a £117,000 Heritage Lottery funded restoration programme.