Olive welcomes fifth generation of family

L-R Sheena, Carley, Simon, Olive, Karen (in Red) and Baby Rex.
L-R Sheena, Carley, Simon, Olive, Karen (in Red) and Baby Rex.
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A woman from St Helens is celebrating the arrival of the fifth generation of her family.

Olive Harrison MBE, 98, of City Gardens, St Helens, has just become a great-great grandmother to baby Rex Alexander Parkinson, who was born on May 10 and has been enjoying a family get-together at the weekend to celebrate a marriage in the family.

Olive’s family, which includes daughter Sheena Harrison, 70, who lives in Bagillt in North Wales, grand-daughters Karen Parkinson, 51, who lives in Llanbedr, near Ruthin in North Wales, and Nicky Morgan, 48, who lives in Flint, North Wales. Grandchildren Simon Parkinson, 28, Matthew Parkinson 26, who lives near Bath, and Sian and Bethan Morgan who live in Flint, North Wales with mum Nicky and now great -great grand child Rex, who is just over one month old.

Grand-daughter Karen Parkinson, said: “On 20 June, we celebrated my son Simon’s wedding and we all met in St Helens for the occasion.

“It was a great opportunity for us all to come together and take pictures as a family.”

Olive was awarded an MBE by the Queen in 2003 for services to young people in St Helens.

She also received a Good Citizens award, both for their outstanding work she did for the Cubs and Scout group in St Helens.

Olive, one of 13 children herself, was unable to make it on the day.