Joy of five generations

The family picture was taken at the home of Amanda Hawkes grandmother.
The family picture was taken at the home of Amanda Hawkes grandmother.

A Blyth resident travelled to the town where she grew up to be part of a special family photograph.

Amanda Hawkes, who celebrated her 40th birthday last week, was part of a five generations of women picture at the home of Irene Gallagher in Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

She moved to the Northumberland town about 15 years ago and her dad Dave Owens, who took the photograph, said that her accent reflects where she now lives.

The picture goes oldest to youngest from left to right. Next to 88-year-old Irene is Sue Owens, aged 60.

Amanda is next and completing the line-up is Laura Bower, 20, and her six-week-old daughter Mae Marven.