IDENTICAL twins Audrey and Evelyn are celebrating their 95th birthday today after being separated during the Covid-19 pandemic for the first time in forever.

The pair have spent a lifetime of being mistaken for each other and have shared many happy memories together.

The twins were born in a farm cottage near the Lancashire moors on June 11th 1926, weighing in at just over 7lbs together.

They shared a pram, walked to school together, went to work at the local mill at the tender age of 14, went to the dance halls together and even double dated.

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Despite Audrey living apart from her sister in Sandhurst, the pair reunited today to celebrate their joint birthday’s.

Audrey's daughter Gillian Cannell said: "They have loved being identical twins and have played tricks on boyfriends in the past, swapping dates and double dating. They always dressed alike and caused quite a stir in the dance halls, being mistaken for each other.

"The greengrocer in their home town of Chorley once asked ‘why do you come to the shop twice in the same day to buy the same items’. Even now they are very often wearing similar clothes and in the same colour, without any prior consultation."

The twins also shared many fashion hacks in their heyday.

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Gill said: "They used to use gravy browning on their legs and paint a line up the back with an eye brow pencil as they were unable to buy stockings.

"Their secret to a long life is no stress, they take each day as it comes, a healthy diet and keep active. "They have been apart for the past year due to Covid but are delighted to be reunited again and to be celebrating their 95th birthday together."

The pair were also born in the same year as the Queen in 1926 and received a congratulatory letter to mark their 90th birthday.

Audrey, a keen knitter, has also donated clothes for premature babies born at Frimley Park and Royal Berkshire Hospital.

She added: "Both sisters were good at sewing, knitting and baking in their younger days."