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Penpals celebrate 70 years of friendship

Muriel and Peggy catching up in Norfolk over tea. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two penpals who started writing letters to each other during the war are celebrating 70 years of friendship.

Muriel Cowley from Attleborough in Norfolk and Peggy Shafer from Philadelphia in America, have led almost parallel lives despite being on opposite sides of the Atlantic.

One of the many many letters exchanged! Credit: ITV News Anglia

Nowadays they keep in touch by email but at the weekend they were reunited in Banham in Norfolk, where Muriel's daughter lives.

The pair both turn 80 this month and enjoyed a high tea with friends and family to celebrate!