THE arrival of a new baby is always special, but it was a great day for Joyce Jenks when Lilly May Rose Hillier was born, making her a great-great-grandmother for the first time.
The living family tree goes from matriarch Joyce to daughter Frances Martin, 53, to granddaughter Lisa Noice, 35, to great-granddaughter Rebecca Martin and her baby Lilly, who was born on Friday, weighing 9lb 13oz.
Gran-of-12 Frances said: “She’s gorgeous. We’re all over the moon.
“This is my first great-grandchild at 53, so it’s a bit of a shock, but a good shock and Lisa is the same age I was when I became a gran.
“We’ve got quite a lot of girls in our family, so it isn’t the end.
“We’re a close-knit family as well so we all look after each other and Lilly will have lots of babysitters.”