What a pair! Man claims to own oldest socks in Britain


One of the simple facts of life is that socks get eaten by washing machines, lost in dryers and generally go missing. But one man has managed to defy socks law and is claiming to have owned a pair for 25 years.

Frank Tunbridge, 55, of Podsmead, Gloucester, said he has been wearing the same pair of nylon wool mix socks for a quarter of a century.

He uses the socks, which were bought from a local market stall, whenever he goes out for walks during his hobby as a big cat tracker.

Mr Tunbridge, who records sightings of suspected panthers and other big cats across the country, said he has only recently noticed the first hole appear in his beloved socks.

He said: ‘The funny thing is that I bought another pair of the same socks at the time and they didn’t last anywhere near as long as long as this…

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