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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Broughton Moor family celebrate 12.12.12 birth

A Broughton Moor couple had a special reason to celebrate December 12 2012 as they welcomed their second child into the world.

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Proud parents: Simon and Andrea Chandler from Broughton Moor with their baby daughter, Iris Mae who was born at 7.25am on 12/12/12 at West Cumberland Hospital

Due to interpretation of the Mayan calendar, many people believed the world was going to end on 12.12.12 but for Iris Mae Chandler the date was just the beginning.

Mum Andrea, 32, gave birth at 7.25am on Wednesday, four days after her due date and following a five-and-a-half-hour labour.

Iris Mae weighed in at 7lb 8oz and is the second daughter for Andrea and husband Simon, 35, of Chapel Terrace.

Andrea said: “I didn’t give any thought to the actual date until the nurse told us afterwards.”

Simon added: “It’s a unique date that I’ll never forget.

“Our daughter Lyla Grace is six on New Year’s Eve so we have memorable dates for both daughters.”

Wednesday was the last time for 89 years that all the numbers in the calendar matched up. The next time it happens will be January 1, 2101.

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