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Five generations for second time!

Five generations together for the first time with (from left) Raymond Guy aged 73, Lesley Smith aged 53, Daniel Smith aged 33, Evelyn Guy aged 93 and 15 week old Ada Kate Smith. 7th June 2014

Five generations together for the first time with (from left) Raymond Guy aged 73, Lesley Smith aged 53, Daniel Smith aged 33, Evelyn Guy aged 93 and 15 week old Ada Kate Smith. 7th June 2014

There’s more than 90 years between Ada Kate Smith and her great great grandmother Evelyn Guy.

But when they met for the first time the family bond was stronger than ever.

For Ada is among five generations of the same family who are all alive and well.

And its the second time the family has had five generations alive at once.

The last time the family featured in the Evening Post was when Ada’s dad Daniel, 33, was born.

The family, who all come from Preston, but now live in various locations across the country got together to have a photo of the momentous occasion.

Great great grandma Evelyn is 93, the next generation is her son Raymond Guy, 73, who now lives in Burton in Kendal, then the next generation is his daughter Lesley Mitchell, 52, who now lives in Wales, then her son Daniel Smith, 33, who lives in Nottingham and finally Daniel’s daughter 15 week old Ada.

Evelyn, moved to Penwortham, Preston 1939, she now lives in sheltered accommodation in Ashton. She comes from a musical family and was a skilled piano player.

She said: “I don’t really see why there’s such a fuss.

“I am very proud of them all, they have all done so well.”

Raymond, who used to work as sales rep for Nestle, contacted the Evening Post to capture the special meeting on camera.

He said: “We are a close family, we get together quite often.

“We all get together at Christmas and special birthdays.

“We have to book a whole campsite when we go away, we try and do one big family thing every year.”

Former Cardinal Newman College student Daniel, wore a tie pin in the photo which his great great grandad David Parry wore in the photo taken when Daniel was born.

Daniel said: “I wanted us to get together and have the photo, it was quite unusual to have five generations when I was born and now it’s happened again with Ada.

“It’s really lovely, a special day in many ways.”

Evelyn has two sons, six grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

 

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