Meet the women who have remained friends for nine decades!December 29th, 2007 - 5:39 pm ICT by admin
London , Dec 29 (ANI): Two women have set an example of true friendship, by celebrating 90 years of their companionship.
Edith Brook and Una Kilner, both 95, met at the age of five on their first day at school, in 1917.
Born just two days apart, the pair believes that theirs may be the longest-surviving friendship in Britain .
While both the women have outlived their husbands, they still remained firm friends throughout their lives.
“We clicked immediately. We were inseparable, the Telegraph quoted Brook, as saying.
“I am lucky to have Edith. Most people our age are neglected and alone. Every girl knows you can’t be lonely with your best mate around. We meet every fortnight to catch up. We always phone each other and we’ll stick together through thick and thin, Kilner said.
Both the pals belong to Huddersfield, West Yorks and consider themselves to be the last surviving pupils to have attended Longley Hall when it opened in 1924.
“We passed our 11-plus and went to Longley Hall. We remained inseparable - always arm in arm, said Brook.
However, the duo drifted apart due to family commitments, but revived their friendship later.
“We realised how old we were getting and thought it was time to meet up,” said Kilner. (ANI)