World’s oldest twin sisters celebrate 101st birthday

January 5th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 5 (ANI): Twin sisters Ena Pugh and Lily Millward are the officially the world’s oldest twins - the two celebrated their 101st birthday on January 4th.

Born on January 4 1910, the pair was given the accolade by Guinness World records last year after checking their birth certificates.

“We are having a lovely day,” the Daily Mail quoted Pugh as saying.

And twin Lily said, “Thank you very much - it’s lovely to be together.”

The two still live in the own houses near Brecon in the Welsh countryside, meet up for weekly shopping sessions and chat on the telephone virtually every night.

“We used to work on the farm all day, but we would enjoy ourselves. It was a lot of fun and sociable. We’ve been very lucky and we have always had good health,” said Millward.

She revealed the secret of their long life is ‘laughter and having a joke with each other’.

Millward’s daughter Dianne Powell, 64, said, “As twins they have been very close all their lives and they are still very close now.

“Each of them jumps on a bus on their own every Friday so they can go shopping together and have a chat over a cup of tea.”

Pugh married railwayman Ivor who died more than 20 years ago. She still lives in her country cottage where she raised their three children - and now has ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Millward lives in a smallholding and has been a widow for nearly 20 years after the death of husband Evan, a former timber merchant. She had two children, five grandchildren and nine-great grandchildren. (ANI)

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