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PALMER Family Gathering - October 2004 - Report


        On Saturday, 9 October 2004, the 3rd gathering of the Descendants of Emmanuel & Susannah PALMER
        took place at the Rose & Crown Hotel, in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
        We again also welcomed descendants of Emmanuel's brother, William, who took his family to Lancashire in about 1868.        

        In all, there were about 43 PALMER cousins and spouses - and as always, the "chat" level was deafening!  

        Maria             - Jean & Roy MATTHEWS; Derek KETTERINGHAM; Valerie DeSilva KETTERINGHAM; 
                                Christine CUNNINGHAM; James DeSilva CUNNINGHAM
        Emmanuel        - Jim AMOS.
        Louis Henry     - Roy & Mary PALMER;  + me.
        Lapauldro       - Susan WEBB; Pam & Michael HARTLEY; Lola & Ronald BURGESS; Wendy MACK; Ray FARR; 
                                Gilian KIRMAN; Jane HINCHLIFFE; Carl HINCHLIFFE & Michelle JACQUES; 	
                                Alexander PALMER; Jeff PALMER.
        Ryfealyer       - David & Debbie PALMER; Philip PALMER; Rosemary & Graham SEYMOUR; Norman & Joyce PALMER; 
        Francisco       - No-one this year.
        Younather       - Neville & Gill PALMER; Stephen DeSilva PALMER; Ray DaSilva & Joan PALMER.
        Delphfenia      - Mary SOUTHGATE; Chris ADAMSON; 
                                  Karen ADAMSON with baby Callum, our newest PALMER twig at 13 weeks old.

        And not forgetting the Lancashire connection:  Carole PALMER & Mike BRIGGS. 

        This year we were honoured by the company of "Vivien" a 1931 Leyland Lioness Fire Engine  which served at 
        Wisbech Fire Station from 1931 - 1963.  Vivien has many PALMER connections in that Henry O. PALMER 
        & Albert Alonzo PALMER were both members of Wisbech Fire Brigade during that time - there is a small picture 
        below of Wisbech Fire Brigade in 1937.  More pictures of "Vivien" can be found here

Vivien on Wisbech Market Placel .. Wisbech Fire Brigade in 1937
Vivien on Wisbech Market Place............Wisbech Fire Brigade in 1937
Vivien has been fully restored over the past 3 years, and a Trust Fund has now been set up to help maintain the upkeep and running costs. Contact: georgedunlop@NO_SPAM_sylvden.fsnet.co.uk [Remove the "NO_SPAM_" from this address first] for more details. Photos © Philip PALMER 2004
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We welcomed many new PALMER cousins this year, all very eager to find out about their PALMER history and to pass on new information about PALMER connections - much new information came to light as a result. I had updated the large-scale family tree charts that I made for last year -and still managed to leave a few people off - but a few pencils soon remedied that. The local paper - the "Wisbech Standard", helped to publicise the event and our group picture - with Vivien and George Dunlop- was in last weekend's paper! And to end a lovely day, Sue had made and iced a "PALMER" cake for us - it was delicious.
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SO, if you're a descendant of Emmanuel & Susannah PALMER of Burwell, Methwold & Wisbech and I don't know about you yet, just use the e-mail link below to get in touch as there are quite a few of you out there!
~~~ And the rest of us would love to meet you - perhaps next year! ~~~
PLUS, I am still looking for the PALMER/DAWSON link in St. Ives and the WEATHERSTON/PALMER connection from South Shields [more details on relevant webpages] To catch-up with the 1st PALMER Family gathering, 2002 click here . And for last year's Reunion, go here Return to PALMER Home Page Site Home Page & Index Contact Details - if you think you have any information that will help me with my research and these webpages.
And please, don't forget to sign my Guest Book before you leave!
This page created 21 October 2004 & amended/updated 18:31 30/01/2005