Double celebration for Heywood twins
BORN minutes apart, and still together 90 years later – but that’s only part of the story of Heywood’s Susan Fitzpatrick and Margaret Windsor.
The twin sisters celebrated their 90th birthday together at Heywood Rural Health on Monday, a day after a Mother’s Day afternoon tea celebration at the same venue with family and friends.
Their story goes back to May 13, 1929, when they were born to Margaret and John Morrissey at Bessiebelle.
Susan came out first, by a few minutes, she said, and the twins were the third youngest of nine children.
Most were boys, their brothers being Tom, Joe, Jim, Marty, Mick and Jack, while they had an elder sister Mary as well.