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Twins reunite on their 100th birthday after years apart

The twins met after years.
The twins met after years.
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9:33 AM EST, November 18, 2023

Identical twins Anne Brown and Florence Boycott had been separated for many years. To celebrate their centennial birthday, their families decided to throw a surprise party and organize a reunion.

The reunion took place at a nursing home in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, where both Anne Brown and Florence Boycott reside. The twins, who hadn't seen each other for quite some time, celebrated their 100th birthday surrounded by friends and five generations of family members.

Rendezvous of twins after years of separation

Anne attributes her longevity to early bedtimes and successfully coping with life. She insists that she feels as fit and energetic as she did when she was 50.

"I don't feel any different now than when I was 50," said the senior lady in an interview with the BBC.

The twins originate from Barnsley, where they also celebrated their reunion. Their bond remained strong throughout their lives. Even after forging their own families, they were inseparable, with frequent visits a common occurrence.

The striking similarity between the twins often led to confusion among those who knew them. Even their own children found it challenging to tell them apart. Kathy Lindsay, Florence's daughter, reminisced about the numerous instances when she mistook her Aunt Anne for her mother.

"Once, my Aunt Anne came into the house and I mistook her for my mom. I asked, 'What are you doing here, mom?' only to realize it was my Aunt Anne. Their strikingly similar voices led to several such mix-ups," she said.

Kathy further noted that the twins had enjoyed excellent health throughout their lives, with neither requiring hospitalization. Both managed to maintain their independence until a few years ago, when their need for care saw them relocated to nursing homes — a necessity that also halted their regular visits.

"I think they are just fortunate. They have led content lives and maintained good conduct," adds Kathy.
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