Banbury woman enjoys special reunion with twin sister for 100th birthday celebration

Dorcas Tobin enjoyed the long-awaited reuntion with her twin sister, Edith Dumbleton, to celebrate their 100th birthday together.
Dorcas Tobin (right) enjoyed the long-awaited reuntion with her twin sister, Edith Dumbleton (left,) to celebrate their 100th birthday together on Sunday June 28.Dorcas Tobin (right) enjoyed the long-awaited reuntion with her twin sister, Edith Dumbleton (left,) to celebrate their 100th birthday together on Sunday June 28.
Dorcas Tobin (right) enjoyed the long-awaited reuntion with her twin sister, Edith Dumbleton (left,) to celebrate their 100th birthday together on Sunday June 28.

Dorcas, from Banbury, and Edith from Leominster, Herefordshire, met up at a relative's house for an afternoon of tea and cake with a few relatives to mark the special day on Sunday June 28.

Edith's son, Fred Dumbleton, hosted the reunion meeting at his home in Boddington, South Northamptonshire, where around a dozen relatives shared tea and cake in the garden. The two sisters had not been able to see each other since earlier this year.

Dorcas said: "It was really lovely meeting up with my sister. We had a great day.

The four cakes Dorcas Tobin and her twin sister Edith Dumbleton enjoyed with family on Sunday June 28The four cakes Dorcas Tobin and her twin sister Edith Dumbleton enjoyed with family on Sunday June 28
The four cakes Dorcas Tobin and her twin sister Edith Dumbleton enjoyed with family on Sunday June 28

"It was really nice. We sat quite close to each other, and we might've broken the law. It only happens once."

Dorcas received 47 cards from family and friends remembering her landmark birthday.

Dorcas was born in East Street, Easington, Banbury. She has spent most of her 100 years living in Banbury. One of her two children, Robert, now lives with her in Banbury.

Dorcas said: "I'm the youngest by 45 minutes. Of course, years ago people didn't know they were carrying twins."

Edith Dumbleton (left) with her twin sister, Dorcas Tobin, as they hold the letter from the Queen they each received marking their 100th birthday.Edith Dumbleton (left) with her twin sister, Dorcas Tobin, as they hold the letter from the Queen they each received marking their 100th birthday.
Edith Dumbleton (left) with her twin sister, Dorcas Tobin, as they hold the letter from the Queen they each received marking their 100th birthday.

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