The Walton Sextuplets are now 30 years of age. They were born in Liverpool, England on 18 November 1983 and were the world’s first all-female surviving sextuplets, and the world’s fourth known set of surviving sextuplets. The children are Hannah, Luci, Ruth, Sarah, Kate and Jennie.
The children were born to Graham and Janet (born 1952) Walton who had been trying to have children for several years and had just been accepted as potential adoptive parents before their thirteenth attempt at fertility treatment bore spectacular results. The children grew up in the family’s seven-bedroom home in Wallasey, Merseyside. On June 13, 2011, the sextuplets were featured in the ITV1 programme Moving On. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walton_sextuplets.)
IT can’t be easy having six babies all at once. I had two, three years apart, and even then I spent an hour a day sobbing in the loft.
The sheer logistics of it don’t bear thinking about. The Waltons didn’t have a nappy bucket, they had a horse trough. The change mat was a ground sheet.
And yet dad Graham, who saw Hannah, Luci, Jennie, Ruth, Kate and Sarah arrive 30 years ago, swears he’d do it all again ‘in the blink of an eye’. He’d surely think differently the minute the sick hit his hair.
By now, Graham, desperate to relive the abject joy of stepping on a Stickle Brick, was hoping to be a granddad. But, as the women near the age mum Janet was when they were born, none has children of their own.
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The Walton Sextuplets have reached the wonderfully mature age of 30 years old; do you remember them when they were babies?