Power to the people! In 2000, an 81-year-old Droitwich resident became the oldest woman to be sent to a British jail.

Nelly Copson served two days in Brockhill women’s prison, near Redditch, for refusing to pay business rates on the empty shop where her father had worked as a cobbler.

She was released after one night behind bars.

Local historian Nelly, who always wore a headscarf and dungarees, was born in the property in 1919 and lived there all her life.

She died in 2011, but her memory lives on – the property is now a cafe called Nelly’s Yard. There’s a blue plaque on the wall dedicated to Nelly.