New World Record Holder for The Oldest Twins
New World Record Holder for The Oldest Twins – The two sisters who are 100 years old has been officially named as the oldest twins in the world by the Guinness World Records.
Farmer’s daughters Ena Pugh and Lily Millward still live in their own houses near Brecon, Powys. They were born on 4 January, 1910 when Queen Victoria’s son Edward VII was king. They were given the oldest twins title after their birth certificates were checked by Guinness World Records.
According to the Powys’ twins, the secret to their long life was laughter and having a joke with each other.” Even though they used to work on the farm all day, they would still enjoy themselves. It was a lot of fun and sociable. The twins are very lucky and they have always had good health.
On Thursday, the pair will be exactly 100 years and 10 months. They still meet up to go shopping every week and talk on the telephone most nights.
Ena was born first, followed by Lily a few minutes later in their family farm cottage in the village of Garthbreng7y, near Brecon. Ena married a railway Ivor, while Lily married a former timber merchant Evan. The former has 3 children and now has 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The latter, on the other hand, has two children and now has 5 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
They took the record from two French sisters, Raymonde and Lucienne Wattelade, who are 98 years old. The former record holder said: “We think it’s encouraging to know that there are older twins and are delighted to pass the record on to them”.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.