Baby is baptised in 112-year-old Christening gown

Little Isla Mae Marsey, eight months, at her Christening in St Saviour's Church in Shotton Colliery.
Little Isla Mae Marsey, eight months, at her Christening in St Saviour's Church in Shotton Colliery.
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Baby Isla Mae Marsey had a lot resting on her tiny shoulders as she upheld a family tradition of more than a hundred years.

The eight-month-old delighted well-wishers in Shotton Colliery’s St Saviour’s Church when she wore a Christening gown passed down through the generations.

Isla Mae Marsey with parents Dean Marsey and Tammy Watson and Godparents Paul and Pauline Watson, Sarah  Watson, Chris Huntingdon, Hannah Winwood and Paul Hardy.

Isla Mae Marsey with parents Dean Marsey and Tammy Watson and Godparents Paul and Pauline Watson, Sarah Watson, Chris Huntingdon, Hannah Winwood and Paul Hardy.

The day was extra special as the youngster’s dad Dean Marsey, 26, was baptised alongside his daughter during Sunday’s service.

Grandad Peter Watson, 51, a maintenance engineer, said: “The gown has been passed down the generations. It was specially made in 1903 for my grandad Thomas Dand.”

Proud mum Tammy Watson, 19, said: “It’s been really special with them both being christened today.”