Born on same date but relations are century apart
A NEWBORN baby shares the same birthday as her great-gran — but a century apart.
Little Margo Cole arrived on September 16 — the same day great-grandmother Sheila Storer was celebrating her 100th birthday.
Sprightly Sheila, of Porthcawl, South Wales, said: "It's very exciting. I didn't think my great-granddaughter would be born on my birthday but she was.
"Maybe next year we'll have a joint birthday party."
The arrival of 7lb 11oz Margo was born four days after her due date to her mum Natalie, aged 38.
Natalie said: "It is such a very special coincidence.
"We were all very excited about granny's 100th birthday as it was, so for Margo to be born on that day was just amazing."
Natalie went into labour at her home in West Norwood, south London, as her mother, Jane Rees, was holding a party for her own mother Sheila in South Wales.
Jane, aged 67, said: "We could not have laid odds on it.
"Margo was due on September 12 and we were all saying wouldn't it be lovely if she came on Granny's birthday, but we thought she'd be late.
"I was in South Wales hosting a party for Mum with 60 guests when Natalie went into labour.
"Then the phone went at 2am and I was told we had a girl.
"I later went down to give my mother her presents and say happy birthday and told her Natalie had the baby and she was absolutely thrilled."
Natalie already has a son, 23-month-old Rhys, with her husband Benjamin, aged 39.
The family describe former teacher Sheila, who was born on September 16, 1913, as a very active lady — and they said they hoped Margo would inherit her "longevity and keen mind".