Way back in May 1884 a young couple, John and Hannah Stubbs married and lived for a number of years in Ipstones raising a family of nine children.
These being May, Lilian, Lavinia, Elizabeth, Elsie, Grace, Annie, William, and Charles.
During a conversation between Jean, a grandaughter of Lilian, Harold the son of Grace, and David the grandson of Charles, an idea was borne to trace the Stubbs descendants and arrange a family get together.
It was decided this was to include the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of John and Hannah; the oldest being Bernard, aged 97 and Reg aged 95.
Many cousins were located around the country, of which 22 plus their partners attended the gathering, which was held in Ipstones Memorial Hall on Saturday, July 27, where a very enjoyable and interesting afternoon was spent.
Several people met each other for the first time, some had not been together for many years.
Old family photographs and memorabilia were brought by many, and displayed, which evoked a mixture of emotions and much discussion.
A delicious tea was enjoyed before the family went their separate ways making promises to keep in touch now they have found each other.