Baby Billy’s arrival makes five!

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The arrival of baby Billy Martin has been extra-special for one Airedale family, as he becomes the fifth generation.

Billy, who was born oon March 28 at Pinderfields Hospital, weighing in at 6lbs 90z, is the first child for Kirsty Poppitt, 20, of Arnside Close.

The five generations are completed by Kirsty’s father, John Poppitt, 46, of Ruskin Drive.

His mother Joan Poppitt, 75, of Carlyle Road, becomes a great-grandmother and her mother Zilpha Guest, becomes a great-great-grandmother at the age of 98.

Kirsty said: “It’s definitely special, because she turns 99 on April 14.”