Spurs-fan twins do party dou­ble

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community Life -

IDEN­TI­CAL TWINS Sid­ney Tabizel and Harry To­bias cel­e­brated their 90th birth­day with a sur­prise af­ter­noon tea party on Sun­day.

They were joined at the Royal Chace Ho­tel in En­field, North Lon­don, by 75 fam­ily mem­bers span­ning four gen­er­a­tions.

“It was a sur­prise to see every­one there,” said Harry. “They were all ask­ing what the se­cret to a long life is.”

The an­swer, he said, is “clean liv­ing” and to “keep tak­ing the tablets”.

He added: “I have had a few med­i­cal con­di­tions, but they have not stopped me. I do not feel any dif­fer­ent to when I was 89.”

Sid­ney said: “We get on ex­tremely well to­gether but un­for­tu­nately Harry lives in Es­sex and I’m in Har­row, so it’s a bit of a schlep to meet up.”

The twins were born on Oc­to­ber 28, 1918, in Lon­don’s East End. They were sep­a­rated for the first time af­ter en­list­ing for the army in 1939 and both went on to serve across Europe and the Mid­dle East.

Af­ter the war, Sid­ney set up a menswear busi­ness and Harry, who changed his sur­name some 40 years ago, ran a silk screen print­ing busi­ness.

The Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur fans were pre­sented with cakes in the shape of Spurs foot­ball shirts in recog­ni­tion of sup­port­ing the club for around 75 years.

Twins Sid­ney ( left) and Harry at their 90th-birth­day cel­e­bra­tions

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