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Twin girls for a third generation

Bud Flack, Stephanie Procter, Gina Brackenbury and Valerie Taylor ANL-140808-155013001

Bud Flack, Stephanie Procter, Gina Brackenbury and Valerie Taylor ANL-140808-155013001

 

When identical twins Honey and Amalie Procter were born, they became the third generation of twin girls in their family.

Their proud mum Stephanie has a twin sister, Gina Brackenbury, and Stephanie’s mother Marianne Flack is also a twin.

Stephanie, 33, of Mildenhall, gave birth early last month at West Suffolk Hospital and brought the family’s latest duo home on July 20.

She said she will draw on her experience of life as a twin when raising her daughters.

“I’m hoping that they will each have their own identity,” she said. “Gina was the academic one and I was always the sporty one. It would be lovely to dress them the same but sometimes I won’t because I went them to be their own person.”

Stephanie and husband Danny also have a three-year-old, Daisy, who sees her grandmother’s twin, Valerie Taylor, 61, as a second grandma.

“We are all so close as a family. I can turn to my auntie Val as much as my mother,” said Stephanie. “It’s like having a second mum and for my children it’s like having a second nan.”

Gina, who has two daughters and works at DS Smith in Newmarket’s Fordham Road, said: “For us it’s really special. We think twins are the best thing ever. I guess because they are identical they are even more special than the rest of us.”

The three sets of twins outnumber Marianne’s husband Stephen. “My dad bless him is surrounded by twins. He’s married to one, he’s got twin daughters, and now he has got twin grand daughters,” said Gina.

“But he loves it, I’m sure.”

 

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