We hold some very special celebrations at Langrish House, but perhaps none as special the afternoon tea we held recently in honour of our office manager Laura Keeping.
Laura, who has worked at Langrish House for 16 years, became a grandmother last month when her daughter Lucy gave birth to a baby boy, Arthur-Bay Booysen. This was no ordinary birth as it completed a remarkable five living generations within the family – and for the second time! Laura is pictured here holding a photograph of herself with Lucy as a baby (+ her mother, grandmother and great grandmother) when she too became her family’s fifth living generation. Joining the celebrations at Langrish House were Grandmother Laura, 47; Mother Lucy Keeping, 25; Great Grandmother Linda Shorey, 72; and Great Great Grandmother Vera Wake, 93.
Mum Lucy met Arthur-Bay's father, Del Booysen, while they were both working here.
All five generations live in the nearby village of West Meon.
Clockwise from left: Laura's second daughter Katie Dicks, Langrish House owner Robina Talbot-Ponsonby, great-great-grandmother Vera Wake, great-grandmother Linda Shorey, grandmother Laura Keeping with her grandson Arthur-Bay Booysen, and mother Lucy Keeping.