Baby Harry carries on the family tradition

Little Harry Lewis was christened at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Edenthorpe, in a 100-year-old christening gown. Pictured l-r are Rev Mary Gregory, dad Paul Lewis, 32, mum Tamara Cartwright, 27, and her brothers Matthew Cartwright, 30, and Daniel Cartwright, 32, who were also christened in the gown.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2501LM
Little Harry Lewis was christened at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Edenthorpe, in a 100-year-old christening gown. Pictured l-r are Rev Mary Gregory, dad Paul Lewis, 32, mum Tamara Cartwright, 27, and her brothers Matthew Cartwright, 30, and Daniel Cartwright, 32, who were also christened in the gown. Picture: Liz Mockler D2501LM

LITTLE Harry Lewis became a part of his family’s history when he was christened in a gown first used over 130 years ago by a relative.

The beautifully-kept white gown was originally worn by the great-great-grandfather of Harry’s mum Tamara Cartwright, 27, who has also been christened in the family heirloom.

Her two brothers Matthew, 30, and Daniel, 32, have also worn the item - with Daniel’s christening appearing in the Doncaster Free Press in 1979.

It was Harry’s turn on Sunday at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Edenthorpe as he was christened by Rev Mary Gregory.

Proud mum Tamara, of The Boulevard, Edenthorpe, and partner to Harry’s dad Paul Lewis, 32, said: “Harry looked so lovely in the gown, it was a very emotional day for us.

“It’s been passed down through the years. We’ve worked it out as first being used back in 1880 by my great-great grandfather.

“My mum still has the clippings from the Free Press of when Daniel wore it too.

“It’s a lovely thing to have between us as a family and has been kept in such good condition. I think my eldest brother Daniel will be using it next because he is expecting a child soon. As long as we keep it in the family, that’s all that matters.”