Twin sisters from Powys are officially oldest in world

Two sisters who are 100 years old have been officially named as the oldest twins in the world.

Farmer’s daughters Ena Pugh and Lily Millward, who still live in their own houses near Brecon, Powys, were given the title by Guinness World Records.

They were born on 4 January, 1910 when Queen Victoria’s son Edward VII was king.

They have taken the record from two French sisters, Raymonde and Lucienne Wattelade, who are 98 years old.

The French twins said: “We think it’s encouraging to know that there are older twins and are delighted to pass the record on to them.”

Great-grandmother Lily said the secret of their long life was “laughter and having a joke with each other”.

She said: “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.”

The pair, who still meet up to go shopping every week and talk on the telephone most nights, will be exactly 100 years and 10 months on Thursday.

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