Dereham couple celebrate Norwich City's promotion with their new arrival

PUBLISHED: 11:13 29 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:13 29 May 2015

Alex and Lauren Jarvis with their baby Elsie. Picture: Ian Burt

Alex and Lauren Jarvis with their baby Elsie. Picture: Ian Burt


Little Elsie Grace Jarvis' birth just four hours after City gained promotion capped a perfect day for her Canary-mad family from Dereham.

The bundle of joy was born at 8.45pm on Monday and is the first child for Lauren and Alex Jarvis, of Norwich Road.

With promotion fever gripping the family and the whole county, it didn’t take long for Elsie to be pictured with a yellow and green scarf.

She is the first grandchild for Jenny Tullis, who had a seat booked for the Wembley final, but stayed in Norfolk to be there for the birth.

And the new arrival waited long enough for her to see the famous victory on TV before heading to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital when Mrs Jarvis went on to the delivery suite.

Elise is the fourth generation in the family and new great grandmother Eveline Clarke was on a coach returning from the play-off final when she heard the happy news.

Mrs Clarke said: “It is such wonderful news. My son was on the coach with me and showed me the first picture of Elsie.”

Mrs Tullis said: “Two great results in one day!”

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