Anglesey Shows youngest visitor - just 29 hours old

Published date: 13 August 2014 |
Published by: Terry Canty 
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THE youngest visitor to this year’s Anglesey Show was born just a day before the event got underway.
 
Elwyn Neil Roberts, who is just 29 hours old at the time of writing, was born in Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, on Monday.
 
His mother Alison Cairns, age 31, of Llanerch-y-Medd, went into labour on Saturday while shearing a sheep in a charity event at The Ring, Rhos Coch.
She brought the newborn baby to the show with partner Sion Roberts, and was up and about admiring the livestock with Elwyn in her arms.
 
Alison, who is originally from Scotland, said: “I wouldn’t have missed this. My head’s all over the place at the moment, but we’re taking it easy, the sun’s out and we’re just very happy.”
 
The proud mother wanted to be at the showground to see her daughter Tegan, aged seven, compete in the junior handler competition - which saw her finish in second place.
 
Alison added: “The baby was due, and I was told last week that I would have to wait ten days before they would induce labour.
 
“I thought, what the hell, and entered the shearing competition as a team with Sion. I am tired, but I just had to be here.”
 
The family of farmers are open to the idea of Elwyn taking up shearing when he’s old enough.
 
Proud father Sion said: “It’s up to him if he wants to get into it, but he’s got to be one of the only babies ever to help shear a sheep before he was even born, so who knows.”

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