85-Year-Old Instagram User Encourages Seniors To Create Digital Histories
Barclays Bank help Rex Redstone share photos from as far back the 1920s.
At an impressive 85-years of age, Rex Redstone is the oldest known Instagrammer in the UK , and he's been sharing photos from as far back as the 1920s, along with some from the present-day of course. Claiming the title of “Instagram-pa,” Rex is working alongside Barclays Digital Eagles to encourage other senior citizens to create historical digital timelines through photos, with the hope of bringing the young and old together online.
Rex lives in Peterborough, UK and could be described as a digitally curious Grandpa, as well as an avid fan of Facebook. Motivated by the desire to share memories with his family, some of who live in Australia, he decided to take to Instagram. Family, friends, and now the online community can all see some of the events from his long and fruitful life.