A SOUTH Tyneside family have welcomed a bouncing baby boy as their fifth generation.
Little Oliver Moran is the apple of his great great grandmother’s eye.
Catherine Mitcheson, 90, loves nothing more than when the four younger generations of her ever-growing family descend on her home in Whiteleas Way, South Shields.
Her son, Brian, 62, and his daughter Sharon Boyle, 41, often visit with great grand-daughter Jessica Boyle, 20.
And now that 13-week-old baby Oliver is around, the family love spending time together – although there’s less and less elbow room around the dining room table.
Brian, a retired supermarket manager, who now lives in Ashington, Northumberland, said: “Welcoming the fifth generation of our family was a very trying time for us.
“Oliver was born five weeks early, and had to be in an incubator for a while but he’s all fine now.
“We’ve always visited my mam around once a week, but since the baby has been born, we’ve been there a lot more.
“My mam was very excited when he was born and she loves the baby very much.
“Believe it or not, the father’s side of the family also has five generations now.
“We always enjoy getting together and going to visit mam. She’s lived in South Shields her whole life, and she thinks it’s just marvellous that we are now made up of five generations.”