Baby Wiganers share big day with future King

WHILE The Duchess of Cambridge was pushing for England, nine babies were born in Wigan.

Wigan Infirmary’s maternity unit was buzzing with excitement as mothers were getting ready to give birth to their newborns on the same day as the new Royal family member.

Marcus and Kerry Collis with Fletcher Gary, born on 22st July, the same day as the Royal baby

Marcus and Kerry Collis with Fletcher Gary, born on 22st July, the same day as the Royal baby

And while the nation’s media was waiting patiently for news of Kate Middleton’s special delivery, nine families were eager to hear news of their own new additions.

One lucky couple were Kerry and Marcus Collis, who celebrated the arrival of Fletcher Gary at 2.06am, weighing 6lb,10oz.

Get your Wigan Evening Post (Wednesday) to see some of the other bonny babies ...