Best friends for nine decades

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saw a ra­dio at the age of 6.

She says her mother took her to the town hall where a sin­gle ra­dio was set up on the stage.

‘‘They turned it on and this mu­sic came out – it was amaz­ing,’’ she says.

Mrs Howe has made a point of stay­ing up with tech­nol­ogy, us­ing email to keep in touch with her grand­chil­dren over­seas. and they have around.

But be­ing sep­a­rated has never wor­ried them in the past.

Mrs McIn­tyre says it is the sim­ple things they now look for­ward to.

‘‘Just see­ing each other – that’s enough,’’ Mrs McIn­tyre says.

‘‘It’s a real bonus,’’ Mrs Howe adds.

Pho­tos: JA­SON OXENHAM

In­sep­a­ra­ble: Jean Howe, left, and Edna McIn­tyre first met at when they were five years old and have re­mained friends for 92 years.

Mem­o­ries: Edna McIn­tyre and Jean Howe re­flect on pic­tures of them­selves to­gether as chil­dren.

Happy day: Jean Howe, left, was Edna McIn­tyre’s brides­maid when she mar­ried Charles.

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