Sunday, 14 July 2013

The ASHBY family gathering

John Thomas ASHBY married Annie Georgina PERCIVAL on 2nd August 1909 so it was decided to have a family reunion. My cousin John PRIDMORE, the oldest remaining direct descendant of the family, organised the gathering at a restaurant in Littleover Derby. The weather was glorious hot sunshine and in the usual fashion of John's get togethers it was "dress optional, hats compulsory !" 57 members of the family arrived all wearing hats and enjoying each others company. I prepared the family tree from my records which was handed to the heads of each group. Many stories were told, one cousin even used a cooked book to make macaroons for everyone [ the cookbook having been partly written by Annie.

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John Thomas ASHBY

Annie Georgina PERCIVAL

1 comment:

quiltergirl424 said...

Looks like you all had a good time and the weather was great for such a gathering, only one thing did mot see a picture of you with your hat!!!!

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