Five generations for Skegness family

Some of the generations of the family.
Some of the generations of the family.

A family welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world last month which means there are now five generations on both of his mother and father’s side of the family.

James Richardson weighed a healthy 8lbs 11oz when he was born on December 20, 2013 at Lincoln County Hospital to proud parents Jess Bridges and Karl Richardson.

And he has not only mummy and daddy but three sets of grandparents including those great-great.

The proud parents, who were both educated in Skegness now live in Lincoln but all their relatives pictured, live in Skegness.

Karl’s mother and new nanny, Andrea Richardson says she is ‘delighted’ with the birth of her grandson as he is perfect in every way and thought it was interesting he had not only one set of grandparents but six!

“He is such a lovely baby; I’m so happy and I thought it was interesting how not only our family has three grandmas but so does Jess’s,” said Andrea.

And not only that, but both great-great grandparents live in bedrooms next door to one another at Woodside Nursing Home.

Hilda Stocks (left) and Betty O’Conner (right) who is 94 and is suffering from dementia, live at the same nursing home.

“We had this photo taken on Boxing Day and it was such a lovely Christmas with the family and new baby,” added Andrea.

“James is my first grandchild and I’m over the moon,” explained Andrea.

Mother of the baby Jess, studied at Skegness Grammar School and moved onto Lincoln University and now works in the city.

And proud dad, Karl studied at the former Earl of Scarborough school and a school in Spilsby.

Little James, was ten days late and gave his mum a bit of difficult labour but the fair haired boy is described as doing really well.

Karl is Andrea’s only son and Andrea is also an only child whereas Jess, has two sisters.

“We’re quite a close family and little James is very much a welcome addition,” said Andrea.