Five family generations celebrate girl power

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IT IS exciting for any great great grandmother to meet the newest addition to her family, but for 96-year-old Mary Ladlow it was extra special because eight-week-old Alexandra Butters is the fifth generation of women in her family.

The baby was born on August 28 and great great gran Mary couldn’t wait to meet her.

So 23-year-old mother, Saskia Muteham, 46-year-old gran Nicky Turner and 68-year-old great gran Eve Turner took baby Alexandra to Nottingham to meet Mary.

Nicky, from Onehouse, said: “We went up to Nottingham to visit Mary for her birthday and the baby was only a couple of weeks old.

“I think Mary was a bit blown away.”

The five generations posed for a photograph during the visit.

Self-employed consultant Nicky and her mother, Eve, a former teacher from Battisford, moved to the Stowmarket area 40 years ago.

Nicky has lived in Suffolk ever since, studying at Combs Middle School and Stowmarket High School.

Her daughter Saskia, now an adviser at Bury St Edmunds Jobcentre, who lives in Stowmarket, also went to school at the town’s middle and high schools.

Now baby Alexandra can continue the Suffolk tradition.