Baby Charlie completes a five generation double

Chris Bird and Catherine Ewins are celebrating the birth of their son Charlie, who is the fifth gene

Chris Bird and Catherine Ewins are celebrating the birth of their son Charlie, who is the fifth generation on both sides.Pictured (from left) are great nanny Maureen Fisher, nanna Tracey Newell, great great grandmother Elsie Seaman and mum Catherine Ewins with baby Charlie Bird. - Credit: Archant

A family has welcomed their fifth generation with the birth of their newest member.

Chris Bird and Catherine Ewins are celebrating the birth of their son Charlie, who is the fifth gene

Chris Bird and Catherine Ewins are celebrating the birth of their son Charlie, who is the fifth generation on both sides.Pictured are great grandad Neville Batley, great great grandma Molly Batley, dad Chris Bird and nanna Jo-Ann Bird with baby Charlie Bird. - Credit: Archant

Chris Bird, 27, and Catherine Ewins, 24, of Pakefield Street, have become proud parents to Charlie Jack Bird.

The youngster was born at James Paget University Hospital.

He is the first great great grandson on both sides of the family.

Mr Bird said his son had been spoiled with love and affection from his large family, including nannas Tracey Newell, 48, and Jo-ann Bird, 49; great nanna Maureen Fisher 70; great grandad Neville Batley, 71; great great nana Elsie Seamen, 93 and great great grandma Molly Batley, 91.


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He said: “Charlie is is very special to all members of the family.

“We as parents are very fortunate to have such large families to be a part of his life.

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“Everybody is very fond and besotted with Charlie and he gets plenty of cuddles.

“Both sides of the family get together at Christmas so this year will be extra special and a little more hectic.”

The couple, who met at Oulton Broad, bought their first home together in Pakefield Street just over two years ago.

Ms Ewins, who is originally from Beccles,

and works for North Lowestoft Children’s Centre.

Mr Bird, who grew up in Carlton Colville, is employed by Power-Sonic Europe Ltd in Bungay.

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