Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

Having a twin can be an incredible gift. Just imagine having someone who’s always there for you, right from the start of your life, sharing a bond that will endure until the end of the days.

Just ask twins Edith Dumbleton and Dorcas Tobin from Banbury, England.

They celebrated their 101st birthday in June, and still meet every week – even though they live more than 80 miles apart.

Edith and Dorcas thought to be the third-oldest twins in the UK, were born 45 minutes apart on June 28, 1920, in Banbury. To put that in perspective, the non-identical sisters have lived through 25 prime ministers and four monarchs, as per BBC.

On June 28, they celebrated their 101st birthday.

“It’s marvelous we’ve got to this age because we don’t know anyone else near 100, so for us, it’s been incredible. We’re still going strong and get the best out of it we can,” said Edith, as per The Epoch Times.

Christine Bemand, 67, Edith’s daughter, explained that the twins came from a “modest” background. Unfortunately, their dad, who was an engineer, passed away when the twins were only 3 years old.

“Their mother brought up the five children as a single mom, so it was a frugal upbringing that doesn’t seem to have done them any harm,” Christine said.

Edith later married a man named Fredrick. They were married for 50 years and had three children together. Frederik died 15 years ago, at the age of 89.

Dorcas’s partner, meanwhile, was named Horace. He died at the age of 80, having been married to Dorcas for 30 years. They had two children.

Between the sisters, they share five children, 13 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

When Christine was a little girl, her mother Edith, and her aunt Dorcas used to live on opposite sides of Banbury. The families often met, and the cousins played together. During the holidays, the twin sisters usually went to Bournemouth.