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AT 99, he’s Britain’s oldest barbershop singer – and he just so happens to have made his name in Taunton.

Born in Pontypridd, Wales, in 1915, Glyn Evans is the life president of the Rivertones Chorus, the singing group he founded in 1983.

Last month Glyn celebrated his 99th with a ‘momentous celebration’ for which he was joined by his fellow singers in the county town’s all-male acapella harmony group at the Cottage Inn in Wellington, his favourite haunt.

Jack Dennis, of the Rivertones, said: “There was a great turn-out, with well over 30 of our local members singing Happy Birthday in Welsh.”

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