9 Mar 2013

The Swinfield Gathering is happening!

                                  Attention ALL Swinfields 
We have at last arranged the first ever and long-awaited SWINFIELD GATHERING. It will take place in September 2013! Whoever can come, you will all be most welcome to be there.
The date and place will be Sunday, 22nd September, at the SirJohn Moore Foundation, Top Street, Appleby Magna, Leicestershire DE12 7AH. Our thanks must go to Sandra Bates who has found us such a lovely venue which is within very easy reach of where the majority of Swinfields live.
Sir John Moore Foundation 
Those of you who I could find addresses for will be receiving an invitation including all the details within the next couple of days through our wonderful postal service. If you do not get one, let me have your address and I will have one winging its way to you. I would ask you to let me know, through the tear-off slip, that you will be coming and how many you will be bringing along. It is open to anyone who is interested in the history of our surname. Spread the word to other Swinfields too and come as a group. The more the merrier!
The event will be FREE but we would hope that we will raise enough in donations on the day to cover the cost of hiring this great venue. Their cafe should be open for us to purchase light refreshments.
We will be there from 12 noon to 6 pm. We would love to see you for the whole afternoon or you can just drop in to see us at any time. It will be a great chance to meet up with lots (I hope!) of other Swinfields. They will be your close and your rather distant cousins. Some you will know and others will be long-lost relatives.
A Swinfield family gathering in Australia  
This will be a unique opportunity to look at family trees and documents for the “Swinfield Clan”. You will be able to find yourself on the charts and see who else you are related to. You may even meet some of them there! We would hope that you will bring along your own old photos and any documents that you have, so that they can be shared with others. There may be others there who can to put “names to faces”.
What a photo opportunity it will be too. Try to be there.
Put it in your diary NOW!