It’s the generation game

A family in St Annes is celebrating having five generations together for the second time with the birth of baby Aurora Dyson.'Aurora being held by mum Natalie, with L-R: Aurora's grandma Karen Hough, great-grandma Yvonne Walker, and great-great grandma Iris Kirkham.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'22-2-2014
A family in St Annes is celebrating having five generations together for the second time with the birth of baby Aurora Dyson.'Aurora being held by mum Natalie, with L-R: Aurora's grandma Karen Hough, great-grandma Yvonne Walker, and great-great grandma Iris Kirkham. PIC BY ROB LOCK'22-2-2014
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It’s definitely a full house when this family gets together.

All five generations!

And it’s the second time the women have been a five generation family. The last time was 25 years ago, but sadly Vera Grimshaw, who was then a great-great grandma, passed away in her late 80s.

The family had to wait another quarter of a decade, but with the new arrival of little Aurora – the latest edition, born weighing 8lbs 12oz – there are now five generations again.

There’s great-great grandma Iris Kirkham, who is 84 and lives in St Annes, Iris’ daughter Yvonne Walker, 62, who also lives in St Annes, Yvonne’s daughter Karen Hough, 44, who moved from St Annes to Windermere four years ago, her daughter Natalie Dyson, 24, from Blackpool, and her new baby daughter, Aurora Dyson, who is just six weeks old.

And they love to get together most weekends, go out shopping, and have a good old chat.

Karen, who works in insurance, said: “We have always been a close-knit family. We do spend a lot of time together and we like each other’s company.

“We love to get together at the weekends, go shopping and catch up. We all get on so well and are very close. We think it’s wonderful having all five generations in the family.

“It was lovely before, as we had five generations briefly, but after my great-grandma passed away, we had to wait 25 years to be five generations again. Everyone was so excited about the arrival of Aurora, who is my first grandchild.

“I think it probably is unusual, to have a family of five generations, especially with us all being women. Perhaps the secret of having so many generations is the sea air.”