Haven't they grown
up? Family photos show Walton sextuplets 27 years on
world’s only all-female sextuplets, they share the closest possible
bond and have faced all of life’s little hurdles together. For many
years the Walton sisters – first-born Hannah, who was followed by
Luci, Ruth, Sarah, Kate and Jennie – celebrated their similarities
and would pose together for photos in the same school uniforms. But
now, after spending much of the past decade out of the limelight to
live more privately, the 27-year-olds are all keen to stress their
individuality. Happy family: Janet and Graham Walton's daughters
(from left) Hannah, Ruth, Luci, Kate, Jennie and
Two of the
sisters, who were born within four minutes of each other on November
18, 1983, are now brunettes. And while the other four still have
their blonde locks, there are three different shades between
The siblings have also struck out in different
directions for their careers, with some working abroad and others
taking jobs in the UK.
Yet four still live in the
eight-bedroom family home in Wallasey, Wirral, with parents Graham
and Janet, a fifth will be returning this summer and the sixth lives
just down the road.
Mrs Walton, 58, said:
‘Jennie was a bit of a leader because she climbed out of her cot
first, Luci was shy as a toddler but has made up for that now, Sarah
was the quietest, although not now, Ruth is quite bossy, Kate is
academic and Hannah is very articulate and organised.
they’ve always been close and they talk to each other all the time.
And we still have meeting around the kitchen table, which we had for
any big decision, such as parties, birthdays or
Hannah, who was the lightest baby at 2lb 1oz, is
studying for her PGCE teaching qualification to work in a primary
school. She is currently single and enjoys shopping, reading and
meeting friends in her spare time.
The sextuplets' mother
said: 'Jennie was a bit of a leader because she climbed out of her
cot first, Luci was shy as a toddler but has made up for that
Mrs Walton continues: 'Sarah was the quietest, although
not now, Ruth is quite bossy, Kate is academic and Hannah is very
articulate and organised'
‘When we were
younger people would get us confused but not so much now. You can
tell we’re sisters if we’re all lined up. I don’t think we look as
alike now,’ she told the Daily Mirror.
Luci, who was 2lbs
15oz at birth, worked as a holiday rep in Spain for two years before
becoming an air stewardess.
She lives five minutes from home with
her fiancé of three years and likes going to the pub with
‘I used to be really shy but I’m not any more. I
think the repping I did sorted that out,’ she said.
Ruth are very similar and probably most alike as we like to go and
have a good drink. But I think me and Hannah look the most
Ruth, who was 2lb 11oz, is an admin worker who
returned home 18 months ago after being made redundant.
Liverpool FC fan, who has a long-term boyfriend, said: ‘I don’t feel
special – I just have five sisters who are all the same
Extraordinary bond: The sisters' childhood was
documented on film until they were 18, but this is one of the first
times we have seen them since
Six daughters: The Walton girls
were the world's first surviving all female