A great, great new arrival

Great great grandmother Eileen Fa holds baby Mia-Leigh Fay Walters, aged two weeks. With them are Eileen's daughter Barbara Urmston, Barbara's daughter Claire Taylor, and Claire's daughter Danielle Taylor
Great great grandmother Eileen Fa holds baby Mia-Leigh Fay Walters, aged two weeks. With them are Eileen's daughter Barbara Urmston, Barbara's daughter Claire Taylor, and Claire's daughter Danielle Taylor
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A delighted woman has said hello to her new great great grandchild Mia-Leigh who marks the fifth generation in one family.

Eileen Fay and her husband Jim, of St George’s Avenue, Stamford, first met the tiny new addition to their family on Thursday last week.

Eileen, 85, has been suffering with ill health recently and Jim said meeting Mia-Leigh has really lifted her spirits.

Jim, 86, said: “Eileen has been in and out of hospital for the last few months so meeting the new baby was just the thing to perk her up and we have got some wonderful photos of all the generations together.

“Mia is a really lovely little girl and I think it is quite unusual to get five generations in one family.

“We certainly never thought it would happen.”

When Mia was born, Jim jokingly asked her mother Danielle Taylor, 23, if the new baby could be called Eileen in tribute.

And the couple, who are members of the Stamford branch of the Royal British Legion, were overwhelmed to learn the youngster had been given the middle name of Fay.

Jim said: “That was so nice to hear they had done that.”

Mia-Leigh, her mum Danielle, Danielle’s mother Claire - a grandmother at just 40-years-old - and Claire’s mother Barbara, Eileen and Jim’s daughter, all live in Ellesmere Port so it is not often the family all get together.

Jim and Eileen also have three sons, three other grandchildren and one other great grandchild.