Two British women in their 100s have been named the oldest sisters in the world, after one celebrated a record breaking birthdays. Marjorie Ruddle, who recently turned 105, and Dorothy Richards, 108, were awarded Guinness Book of World Records certificates at a special party to held to celebrate the landmark.
Dorrie was born on December 15, 1903, she has three sons Graham and Philip, and Martin, several grandchildren and great grandchildren
Marjorie, who was born in Northampton back in 1907, has three children, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The two girls grew up in Northampton with their sister Hilda, who died aged 40 from MS, and two brothers Bernard and Ross, who died aged just 49.
On the day of the record break, the aggregate age of the sisters was 213 years, three months, and 27 days. A spokesperson from Guinness World Records confirmed the sisters had the "highest combined age of two living siblings".