Man claims to own oldest socks

Published: 03rd September 2013

Man claims to own oldest socks

A Gloucestershire man claims that he owns the oldest pair of socks in Britain.

Frank Tunbridge, 55, from Podsmead, Gloucester told the Metro that he has been wearing a pair of nylon wool mix socks for 25 years.

He claims that despite wearing the socks every week for the past quarter of a century he has only just noticed the first holes starting to appear.

"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 this pair. I don't know why," he said.

Mr Tunbridge said he has walked hundreds of miles in the socks pursuing his hobby as a big cat tracker.

They have taken him right across the country as he records suspected sightings of panthers and other big cats.

"My wife washes them and I wear them when I am looking for big cats, summer or winter. They are very comfortable," he added.

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Frank Tunbridge from Gloucester claims to have worn a pair of nylon wool socks for the past 25 years.
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