Five generations of first born males set to celebrate Father's Day this Sunday

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Meet the Clark men from Sheffield - [L to R] Neville Snr, 86, Neville, Jnr,  Lee, Danny, 21 and Archie 2. (Caters)
Meet the Clark men from Sheffield - [L to R] Neville Snr, 86, Neville, Jnr, Lee, Danny, 21 and Archie 2. (Caters)

Father’s Day will be a busy celebration for one unique family who have five generations of first born males with 84 years between the oldest and youngest members. 

From 86-year-old Neville, down to his two year old great, great grandson, Archie, the Clark men from Sheffield span an incredible five generations. 

And all being first born sons isn’t the only thing they have in common, with four of the men working as electricians - though Archie is a bit too young to join the family trade just yet

“We are all really close, we live within a mile of each other and we go on holidays, to matches and the pub together,” Archie’s dad, Danny, 21, says of the family's unique bond. 

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Neville, 86, is dad to two boys, Neville 64 and Kevin, 61.

Neville (jnr) is a dad of three boys, Lee, 45, Glenn, 40 and Jonathan 38.

Lee is a dad of two boys, Danny 21 and Dylan 17.

Father's Day is a busy celebration for one family who have five generations of first born males. L-R Neville Jnr, Neville Snr, Danny, Archie, and Lee. (Caters)
Father's Day is a busy celebration for one family who have five generations of first born males. L-R Neville Jnr, Neville Snr, Danny, Archie, and Lee. (Caters)

Finally, completing the fifth generation in a family of sons, Danny is dad to Archie, two.

When Danny found out aged 17 he was going to be a dad, he turned to the men in his life to guide him.

“I was scared to be a dad at that age, but when I told my dad he was very supportive and they have all given me help and parenting advice," he explains.

“My dad, granddad and great granddad have helped me all the way. You couldn’t dream of a better family.”

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Danny originally qualified as a sports coach but later decided to follow in the footsteps of his dad, granddad and great granddad and trained as an electrician.

As well as the family trade, the Clark men all have a shared love of football and as soon as Archie was born made sure he was kitted out in a Sheffield Wednesday shirt. 

“Football is a huge passion in our family, we all support Sheffield Wednesday and go to matches together," Danny explains. 

“My dad used to manage the football team I played in as a kid, and my granddad used to manage my dad’s team. Even my great granddad was a football manager – it’s in our blood."

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Danny welcomed his first child Archie when he was 18. (Caters)
Danny welcomed his first child Archie when he was 18. (Caters)

The Clark men are looking forward to being able to take Archie with them to matches once COVID restrictions allow, but in the mean time are spending time together as a family. 

“My dad is a big kid at heart, he loves to take an interest in a theme that Archie likes, they are best friends," Danny adds. 

“Parenting has changed over the years and they are all very hands on with Archie, they even helped with nappies.

“My dad is so soft with him, the whole family adore him, he is spoilt rotten."

“My great granddad, Neville, hasn’t seen much of Archie because of lockdown but when he does spend time with him, his face lights up and he doesn’t stop talking about him."

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Danny says his great, great granddad Neville is very proud of the family he heads. 

"I love to see them together, it’s amazing to think there is 84 years between them," he adds. 

“It’s really nice to know that Archie will grow up surrounded by hard working male role models."

Additional reporting Caters.

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