Twin sisters Irene Crump and Phyllis Jones are celebrating their 100th birthday this week!
Irene and Phyllis, who have always lived within a few miles of each other, came together this week to mark their milestone birthday. They celebrated with a huge family dinner and put their long lives down to "hard work and good food."
"We often celebrate our special birthdays together, and we had a lovely day.
"We've always been close and we live together now, Phyllis moved in with me five years ago. I can't walk very far now but Phyllis walks around the block every day."
The pair are thought to be one of just six sets of twins aged over 100 in the UK and declined gifts for their birthday instead asking well wishers to donate to charity.
Happy birthday Irene and Phyllis! #Lovelaterlife
99-year-old Dorothy Hill has had her wish granted by staff at her residential home - to go swimming again!
Dorothy has loved swimming since the age of seven. After discussing with staff and fellow residents what things they wish they could do again, Dorothy mentioned she'd love to go for a swim.
They took Dorothy to a local pool. She said "I used to come here years ago, when I was 90, with my daughter."
Dorothy has always been active, her first job was as a dancer in pantomimes and touring shows. She then went on to work for the family hairdressing business, where she would spend most of the day on her feet. She ended up owning her own salon and worked until she was 80!
Dorothy is looking forward to swimming more regularly again and she says that she recommends swimming to everyone as she believes that staying active is the key to enjoying later life.
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A very happy 69th wedding anniversary to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip!
The pair married at Westminster Abbey on November 20th 1947. Elizabeth was 21 and Philip was 26. They have already marked some momentous occasions this year with Queen Elizabeth becoming the longest serving monarch and Prince Phillip turning 95.
The Queen and Philip usually spend their weekends at their much-loved home Windsor Castle, where they are likely to mark the occasion privately.
On their golden wedding anniversary in 1997, the Queen paid a touching tribute to her husband, saying, "He has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years."
Happy anniversary Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. #Lovelaterlife
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Meet 99-year-old Ron Jones - Britain's oldest poppy seller.
Ron has been selling poppies for the last 40 years and has vowed to keep on doing so for as long as he can.
“It’s important everyone wears a poppy to remember what other generations went through for them.
“I love selling poppies and I’ll be doing it for the next two weeks.
It’s a good chance to have a natter and share a yarn with people. They love hearing our stories.”
Ron was held by the Nazis at Auschwitz where he kept his spirits up by playing in goal for the POW football team. He later wrote a book about his survival entitled The Auschwitz Goalkeeper.
Ron will be selling his poppies at his local supermarket in Newport.
Good on you Ron and thank you for your service. #Lovelaterlife