Five generations in Spalding family

Annie Eady with (from left) great grandson Harvey, Lorraine, John, grandson Kris and great grandaughter Evie. Photo: SG030714-114TW
Annie Eady with (from left) great grandson Harvey, Lorraine, John, grandson Kris and great grandaughter Evie. Photo: SG030714-114TW
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There are five generations alive in 100-year-old Annie Eady’s family.

Annie admits: “I never thought I’d get to 100, but I am still enjoying life. I don’t know why I lived so long, but I’m strong.

“It was a shock when John’s dad got killed though.

“At one time I used to do my own garden, but I can’t now. I love gardening. I am better at gardening than in the house.”

Annie also played tennis in her younger days, her racket a family heirloom, and enjoyed knitting and crochet work.

Daughter-in-law Lorraine Pont puts Annie’s good skin down to the fact that she has washed in fresh rain water all her life.

The great great grandmother is still living independently, her son and daughter-in-law visiting regularly with shopping and meals. Annie also goes out on a Friday to the Age UK day centre in Spalding.

She says: “I can’t go out like I used to, but if I want any help I know all I have to do is ring John up.”