It happened last Saturday! On 12th September, English members of the Swinfield and related families met at the George Ward Centre (the Community Centre) at Barwell, Leicestershire.
Once more, we had the chance to meet "our cousins" and to discover how we are related to one another. Fewer Swinfields, than I had hoped, were present but those who were there seemed to enjoy looking at the displays of family trees that had been laid out.
Unfortunately, only Family 5 was well represented. Even then, despite many promises of attendance from those who are on that pedigree, some parts of the tree had no attendees at all! The venue had been particularly chosen as being very near to where the majority of bearers of the surname still live.
I gave a presentation to illustrate what has been discovered about the family's history over the past 43 years of study.
My sincere thanks to those who came along to support the Gathering.
It could not have happened without the very hard work and input of Di, Sandra and Allan.