103-year-old Welsh twins now the oldest in the world

The pair were born in Abertridwr in 1912 Credit: Abermill Care Home

A pair of Welsh sisters Florence Davies and Glenys Thomas are now believed to be the oldest living twins in the world, at 103-years-old.

Born in 1912 - the same year the Titanic sunk and national insurance tax was introduced, the pair have never left the small mining village of Abertridwr, Caerphilly.

Their family now believe they are the oldest identical twins in the world - and credit their great age to a "nice, quiet life."

Glenys' daughter Gwenda Stacey, 65, said: "They have lived a simple life. Neither mam or Aunty Flo can drive. They never went abroad. But they were always happiest together."

The pair were born in 1912, the same year the Titanic sunk Credit: Wales News Service

Now the elderly sisters have moved into a care home as their mental health has deteriorated with age.

Gwenda said: "Right up until their 90s they would hop on the bus to go shopping together. They loved to look good and often bought the same outfits."

"They have adjoining rooms so they see each other whenever they like. Aunty Flo does get a bit fed up with mam's singing though."

The twins have five children, 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren Credit: Wales News Service