Centenarian sisters mark their big day

Twins Marian Warner and Nora Langton  celebrate their 100th birthday together on Wednesday
Twins Marian Warner and Nora Langton celebrate their 100th birthday together on Wednesday

Twins Marian Warner and Nora Langton have celebrated an amazing achievement after they both reached the grand old age of 100.

Though they live in different care homes, the sisters got together on their special day last Wednesday to wish each other a happy birthday.

And despite their advanced years, they are both in such good health that a host of parties and events were organised to mark the occasion.

The twins had a birthday dinner for close family and friends the weekend before their big day and on Saturday, a party was held at St Helen’s Church in Selston - where they have been active members throughout their lives.

Dozens of friends dropped in to help them celebrate.

Nora said: “We love Selston church and people there have always been very kind and helpful - we are very grateful.”

Marian said that she had never given much thought to reaching the milestone.

“Birthdays came and went but It never occurred to me that it was possible to live to be 100,” she added.

“I have just been lucky. I am quite sure there are many people who are living just like I am and it doesn’t last as long!”

The twins were born in Selston and Marion now lives at Millington Springs Nursing Home in the village, while Nora lives at Pinxton Manor Care Home, just a few miles away.

Marion, a primary school teacher, was married to George and they had two children.

She has four grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Nora never married and was a social worker at Derbyshire County Council.

She said her sister was ‘her number one love’.