Ah, the 1950s, a much more innocent time when a fat baby being born in a neighbouring country was good enough for your major news outlet.
Such was the case when England’s Movietone learnt that a bouncing baby Bray boy had weighed in at an admittedly eye-watering 17lbs 3ozs.
And so, they sent their camera crew to the Irish seaside town, to meet the bould and the beautiful Anthony Michael Kinch, his four sisters and his proud if slightly bewildered parents.
They even went to so far as to follow pop John on his bus round, to catch some of the locals congratulate the Bray man on becoming the father of what the Harry Enfield tribute act called “an oversized baby boy“.
Turns out the little lad’s four sisters averaged “just 14 pounds” at birth.
Which makes you wonder, what the frick were the Kinch family eating? Magic beans? Stray horses?
Well done to Bray head Denise Hannon for spotting this little beauty.
And if any mother out there can beat 17lbs 3ozs, do get in touch, and we’ll see about getting you some sponsorship for that wheelchair.
Now, go check out Greystones’ 2020 buster baby here. And Bray’s history right here.
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