Stevenage girls’ generation game - 20 years on

18:02 03 November 2013

From left to right: Jessica Bacon, 20, Audrey Luckett, 83, Julie Sullivan, 59, Cherie Bacon, 40, and new born Karis

From left to right: Jessica Bacon, 20, Audrey Luckett, 83, Julie Sullivan, 59, Cherie Bacon, 40, and new born Karis

Archant

A family who appeared in the Comet 20 years ago with five generations of girls have welcomed a new addition two decades on.

The original article in the Comet in 1993The original article in the Comet in 1993

In 1993 the paper published an article about a Stevenage family who had just welcomed new arrival Jessica Bacon.

Now Jessica, of Lonsdale Road in Stevenage, has kept up the tradition by giving birth to Karis in October.

It means, following the death of great-great-grandmother Florrie Kerton in 1994, the family now spans five generations again.

All the family remain in Stevenage apart from Karis’ 83-year-old great-great-grandmother, who lives in Harrison Court, Hitchin.

About the new born, Jessica, 20, said: “After Karis was born she was taken to special care for five days but she pulled through. It’s brilliant to add to a long line of girls.”

Karis’ grandmother Julie Sullivan, of Sheringham Avenue, has also revealed another coincidence.

“Florrie was a professional nanny, her daughter and my mum Audrey worked as a nursery nurse, I was a childminder for 19 years and have recently started childminding again, Cherie is a childminder and Jessica is a childminding assistant,” she said.

“There are also two more close family members who live in Stevenage and work as childminders and with children in care homes, so as well as genes, it seems that a family profession has travelled down the generations too.”

0 comments

More news stories

24 minutes ago
A walker took a photo of a heap of dead animals within yards of a public footpath, in Spital Wood,which is situated between Baldock and Wallington.

A heap of dead animals which were left yards away from a public footpath near Baldock have been removed.

Police are currently looking for three people in connection with the stabbing.

Police are hunting for three people after a teenage boy was stabbed in Stevenage this morning.

10:50
Two people were taken to hospital last night after a crash on the A507 near Arlesey.

Two people were taken to hospital last night after a collision on the A507 near Arlesey.

10:41
There has been a crash on the A505 this morning.

The A505 has been closed westbound between Hitchin and Luton this morning following a crash.

”North

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition today E-edition