A CLOSE-KNIT family is celebrating the birth of its fifth generation with the arrival of a new baby girl.
Annelise Tyler-Rogers is only two weeks old and will be the apple of her two 92-year-old great-great-grandmothers’ eyes.
She is the first child of Danielle Tyler and her boyfriend, Michael Rogers, who are both 20.
Her birth has made gran and mum-of-three, Deborah Tyler, from Nether Heage, a proud grandmother at just 44.
Deborah said: “It is a lovely feeling to have such a big family like this and it’s nice to be a grandma, but it’s nice that I can see the baby and hand it back – I’ve had my fair share of sleepless nights!”
According to Deborah, baby Annelise can expect to inherit a passion for music that spans every generation of the female line of the family.
Eldest family member and Annelise’s great-great-grandmother, Irene Taylor, was a talented singer in her heyday for her local choir.
Irene, who now lives at the Meadows nursing home in Alfreton passed her vocal skills on to her daughter Wendy, from South Wingfield who is the new baby’s great-grandmother at 64. She was also a keen singer and an excellent piano player.
But the musical lineage did not stop there.
Annelise’s grandmother Deborah, is a trained vocalist and her 20-year-old mother Danielle, from Belper is a former student of the prestigious SLP performing arts studios in Leeds.
Danielle can play the piano, sing to an excellent standard and is an adept dancer trained in a range of styles from ballet to tap.
Her skills helped her to scoop the Belper’s Got Talent award for 2010.
The proud mother said: “Annelise is so tiny – I haven’t had too many sleepless nights just yet because she’s not so vocal at the moment. She is finding her voice though.
“I hope she will pick up the musical gene – we will see. My mum used to play a lot to me and her mum sang to her and so forth.
“I used to clap along to the Coronation Street theme tune when I was little I remember.
“It’s just been passed down, it’s a gift really.”