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YEP says: Twins born three days apart - it wouldn’t happen today!

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With today’s medical advances in maternity care the story of Beryl and Cyril (now Joe), the twins born three days apart, would be all-but impossible.

It would be a miracle if a baby could go undetected following the myriad tests a woman goes through during her nine month gestation.

Having said that it was pretty unusual for 1938. Their heartwarming story gives us a wonderful glimpse into social history. A policeman knocking on Cyril snr’s door to tell him his wife was in labour. How times change!