World's oldest living twins

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Still the best of friends aged 102, the world's oldest living twins


Mark Twain was still alive and the South Pole had yet to be discovered 
when Edith Ritchie and Evelyn 'Evie' Middleton were born. 
Now, aged 102, the pair have been named as the world's oldest living twins.  

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Edith Ritchie and Evelyn 'Evie' Middleton have been named 
as the world's oldest living twins.

They were born on 15 November of that year on a farm near Newburgh in Aberdeenshire, 
Scotland. Britain still had Edward VII as king and Florence Nightingale was still alive. 
Remarkably, despite their age, neither of the twins has ever left UK shores.

Although not identical, their mother always dressed them exactly the same. 
After leaving school, they worked on farms before leaving to start their own families. 

Evelyn married William Middleton and had four children, 12 grandchildren,
26 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Her sister Edith, married Nathaniel Ritchie and had four children, nine grandchildren, 
21 great grandchildren, and three-great-great grandchildren.

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The sisters have remained close throughout their life and now live together 
at Bonnyton House care home in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

When asked her secret to a long life, 
Edith says 'simple living, 
hard work and a good husband'.

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday said: 
'They’re not just the oldest in the UK, they hold the world title. 
They’ve clearly benefitted from good genes, 
and a solid life-long friendship that only twins can truly understand.'

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