A GREAT-great grandmother celebrated reaching her 90th birthday with the four other generations of her family.
Born-and-bred Hetton woman Betty Cairns has been married to Gordon, 89, for 68 years but now lives in The Laurels Care Home, in her home town.
The nonagenarian commemorated the day with a party where she was joined by daughter Yvonne Renwick, granddaughter Zoe Tipton, great granddaughter Yasmin Renwick and the latest arrival, her five-week-old great-great granddaughter Maddison Kane.
Yvonne, 62, said her mum had enjoyed a great day to mark the milestone. “The staff at the home made her a cake and put up balloons which made the day even better,” said Yvonne. “She’s over the moon with her new great-great granddaughter and it brightens up her day when she visits.”