Five generations of Chippenham family all home for Christmas (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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Five generations of Chippenham family all home for Christmas
5:00pm Saturday 21st December 2013 in News
THERE will be five generations for Christmas dinner at Chloe Bryan’s home in Chippenham.
They thought her mum, Lydia Burrell, may not live to see last Christmas.
But thankfully she surprised everyone and this year she got to see her great great granddaughter, Princess Kai-Asia Duru, born.
Mrs Burrell, 89, of Fairfoot Close, settled in Chippenham from Jamaica in the 1960s as her husband Eric was deacon at the Pentecostal church.
Janet Bryan, 45, of South Mead, a teaching assistant at Redland School since 2000, said: “This time last year we were planning my great grandma’s funeral. She was really ill and had had a mini heart attack.
“But she made a remarkable recovery and lived to be able to hold her great great granddaughter.”
Janet’s mum Chloe Bryan, 68, of Truro Walk, said she loves being a great nan.
“The time you spend with them is quality,” she said.
“We are a very close-knit family. We all live within walking distance.
“The best thing is you’ve always got someone to talk to. You can rest assured the phone is going to ring soon. The worst thing is not getting to meet them all. There are lots of cousins I’ve never met.”
Princess is Mrs Burrell’s 16th great great grandchild, with two sets of twins in Jamaica having had ten children each.
But Tashauna Bryan, 19, who gave birth to Princess six weeks ago, said: “No more for me!”
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