High five to Baby Alyssa!

5 generations of one family. Left: Margaret Mackender, Bert Quick, Susan Mackender,Annabel Dickerson

5 generations of one family. Left: Margaret Mackender, Bert Quick, Susan Mackender,Annabel Dickerson and Alyssa Tingle, Paul Dickerson, Shirley Dickerson and Percy Warner. - Credit: Archant

ALYSSA Tingle nestles into her Mum’s arms blissfully unaware of how unusual she is - the tiny tot has five generations on both the maternal and paternal sides of her family.

5 generations of one family. Alyssa Tingle with her 3 year old aunt Penny Dickerson.

5 generations of one family. Alyssa Tingle with her 3 year old aunt Penny Dickerson. - Credit: Archant

The seven week old has become a very special addition after her family realised she has two great, great grandads, two great grandmothers, four grandparents and her proud parents Annabel, 21, and James Tingle, 25.

Annabel, of Doddington, said: “We are a close family and Alyssa has lots of family traits but the biggest one is she is nosey just like her late great, great Nan.

Great grandmother Margaret Mackender, 63, of Doddington, said: “It feels very special to have little Alyssa, we like to think we are putting the Fens on the map.”

Grandad Paul Dickerson, 42, of Elwyn Court, said: “It’s brilliant we are very lucky to have such a special little person as part of a bigger family.”


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Meanwhile, the arrival of baby Alyssa means that great great grandad Percy Warner, 86, of Norwood Road, March, has another birthday to remember on his already packed calendar.

Mr Warner has 19 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and now Alyssa, his first great great grandchild.

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“I have a big calendar and I write all the birthdays on it. I never forget a single one,” he said proudly.

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