Five generations of family twice 
in five decades

The present five generation family photo, from left (back) Loraine Kaberry, Ann Richards, (front) Suzanne Kirk, Thomas Hudson, Bethany Hudson and Fan Morley. EMN-151013-132658001
The present five generation family photo, from left (back) Loraine Kaberry, Ann Richards, (front) Suzanne Kirk, Thomas Hudson, Bethany Hudson and Fan Morley. EMN-151013-132658001

A Sleaford family have got together for a photograph of children spanning five generations for a second time in less than five decades.

The long-living family photos were both taken by former Sleaford Standard snapper Bob Richards.

Taken outside Bonner House in 1970. The orginal five generations, Ann Richards, Fan Morley, Yvonne Richards, Fanny Wright, William Wright and Loraine Richards. EMN-151013-132709001

Taken outside Bonner House in 1970. The orginal five generations, Ann Richards, Fan Morley, Yvonne Richards, Fanny Wright, William Wright and Loraine Richards. EMN-151013-132709001

The first, in black and white was taken in September 1970 on the birthday of oldest member Fanny Wright, aged 98 outside Bonner House care home. She eventually lived to the ripe old age of 104.

Also in the photo were son William Wright, granddaughter Fan Morley, great-granddaughter Ann Richards and great great grandchildren Yvonne, two, and Lorraine Richards, four.

The second photo was taken on September 25 at the Riverside Close home of Fan Morley, now the eldest in the family, on her 93rd birthday. She is pictured with (back) granddaughter Loraine Kaberry (was Richards), daughter Ann Richards (front) great granddaughter Suzanne Kirk and great great grandchildren Thomas Hudson, 11 months, and Bethany Hudson, two.

Ann Richards said: “It must be quite rare to have two sets of five generations.”