A delighted family is celebrating after welcoming the fifth generation of first-born daughters into their clan.
Little Lilly-Mae Cross became the latest in a long line of females when she was born on August 13 weighing 7lb 9oz.
There are 84 years between the newborn and her great-great-grandmother Doreen Hutt.
Incredibly, little Lilly-Mae was delivered at the Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, Lincs., making her the third female in the family to be born in the same maternity ward.
Great-great gran Doreen Hutt, 84, started the generations of girls when she gave birth to Angie West in 1953.
The 53-year-old great nan then had a daughter Barb Richardson, 43, who gave birth to Lilly-Mae’s 19-year-old mum Ellie.
Doreen, who lives in Boston, Lincs., said: “It’s really nice to have five generations of girls in the same family.
“I always thought it was a girl but kept it to myself. We are all so proud of Ellie.”
Premier Inn worker Ellie said she had no idea what sex the baby would be but was hoping it would be a girl to carry on the family tradition.
Ellie, who is planning to marry Lilly-Mae’s father Dan Cross in the near future, said: “I think Dan wanted a boy but he was made up when we had a girl.
“I am really enjoying being a mother.
“We decided when I found out I was pregnant that we did not want to know what sex the baby was so either way it was a surprise.”
Ellie’s mum Barb added: “It was really nice as Ellie had the same midwife as I had for her.
“It’s lovely to have five generations of girls.”
The new arrival is a double celebration for the family, as great-great-grandparents Doreen and Dennis, 84, celebrated 66 years of marriage in June this year.
The couple said their family are the secret to a long and happy life together.