YOU can forgive retired secretary Doris Farrar for seeing double.
For the 88-year-old, from Marsh, has just welcomed her third set of twins into her family.
Mrs Farrar’s niece Shirley gave birth in Ireland to Hanna and Alyson to boost the number of young lookalikes.
Two of Mrs Farrar’s eight grandchildren have already had sets of twins, who are regular visitors to her Marsh home.
Erin and Maddie Armitage, who are nine, joined great-grandma for a photocall along with six-year-old Alicia and Charlotte Firth.
Mrs Farrar, widow of Jack, who ran a garage business in Marsh for many years, is delighted with her new twin relatives.
She said: “I love them all to bits.
“The house may be a mess when they’ve gone but it’s great to have them all here”.
Mrs Farrar has four children – Lesley, 66, Pauline, 59, Helen, 56, and Richard, 47.
Between them they have had eight children and now eight great-grandchildren, including the two sets of twins.
Erin and Maddie are the daughters of Lesley’s daughter Lisa and son in law Jason Armitage, of Lindley, while Alicia and Charlotte’s parents are John and Nicola Firth, of Meltham, Pauline’s daughter and son in law.
Mrs Lesley Kaye said: “It was astonishing when we heard the news from Ireland that mum’s niece Shirley had given birth to twins, making it three in the family.
“But when we did a bit of digging we realised there were twins in the past.
“My father’s brother was one of twins, although his sibling died and we never knew him.
“And my husband Peter had a grandfather who was a twin.
“Mum is delighted with her large family.
“She doesn’t get out much nowadays but they are all regular visitors to her home and she loves having them around, especially the young ones.
“It is hard to tell the twins apart, although strictly speaking they are not identical.”