Doris, 100,  Skypes her twin on their birthday


DORIS Hazell knew she was not the only one to receive 100th birthday congratulations from the Queen on the 12th of the 12th 2017 - her brother Harry Hall made it to the milestone date too!

Doris, who lives with her daughter Pauline in Stapleton, is originally from the Midlands, where Harry still lives, and the pair were in touch via Skype on the big day to exchange greetings.

The twins were the youngest of seven children and were split up because their mother could not cope. Harry and his brother Arthur went to a boys' school, while Doris went into a church-run children's home until she was 16, when she went into service.

She met her husband Ern and they moved to  his home town of Bristol after the war and went on to have two sons, Stephen and Andrew, as well as Pauline.

Doris worked as a cleaner at hospitals including Manor Farm and Frenchay.

She celebrated with a big family party, which included her two grandsons Scott and Jordan and great grandson Lennie and a party on the day with friends at Greenfinch Lodge.