Ann Timson Given Spirit of Britain Award | Supergran Commended for Handbag Attack on Thieves

Posted on: Oct 6

The accolades just keep on coming for Ann "Supergran" Timson, the plucky pensioner who apprehended would be jewel thieves with nothing but her handbag. The 71-year-old Northampton native was presented with a Pride of Britain award at Monday night's ceremony in London.

The honor comes just months after she received a Police Bravery Award. This was a much more elaborate affair, with the gran sharing the stage with high profile presenters Jason Donovan, Holly Valance, Tess Daly, Robbie Savage, and Anton Du Beke.

As well as her glass trophy, Mrs. Timson was presented with a brand new handbag at the ceremony. I suppose her original one probably took a beating fending off all those crims!

Despite all the platitudes, Mrs. Timson is keeping her feet firmly planted on the ground. She said she never expected any recognition for her extraordinary bravery, although it must be pretty exciting to be rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.

Mrs. Timson might not be a household name, but it seems the celebs she appeared with were a little bit star struck. Anton Du Beke called Mrs. Timson "quite a girl," before adding "I admire her enormously." Jason Donovan praised Mrs. Timson's "great spirit," commenting that "there are not many people in the room with half her courage."

Mrs. Timson might be happy living a quiet life, but something tells me we haven't seen the last of this feisty grandmother.

[Source: Northampton Chronicle]

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