Mitchell family photo
In my Uncle Ted’s MG c.1954 Pukekura, Cambridge, New Zealand.
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Cambridge; Same courses as in previous years; however there is a new registration venue. This year is the Leamington Rugby Club in Carlyle Street, Leamington. Choose between 40km / 70km course options.
Celebrating Fred Potts – the story is here – Dad, at Cambridge Museum, with one of the frames he made from timber reclaimed from Cambridge Courthouse – built by Fred Potts – his grandfather.
Favourite album: Raising Sand Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Favourite song: Through The Morning, Through The Night
Favourite singer songwriter of all time: Robert Johnson
A happy & peaceful Christmas and New Year.Lake Te Ko Utu, Cambridge, New Zealand.
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This year’s Sharps Early crop is lighter than 2007’s bumper one. Far and away my favourite plum – I have known it all my life – harvested, as it is, at this special time of the year. Our tree is a cutting from the tree at Whitehall. Dad is still making relish from fruit frozen last December. His plum relish seasoned meatloaf is very tasty.
The short history of a tree: Dad says he is fairly certain the tree comes from the Scholes farm, next door to ours, at Whitehall (if you have reason to visit Whitehall Quarry – the remnants of this orchard can be seen to your left as you come up the rise from the bridge after leaving Whitehall Road). Trees grown from cuttings from the Leamington tree can, in turn, be found on properties on Mount Pirongia, in Te Puke, at Maungatautari and here in Leamington – if you know where to look.
Dad works on two frames made from timber from the Cambridge Court House. The frames will be included in an exhibition featuring the work of Bruce’s grandfather Fred Potts at the museum – the Cambridge Museum – in the old court house building.
The following is an extract from Generations of Genes by Phyllis Jeans 2000 ISBN 0 473 03868 4 (page 128 The Williams Line)
Albert George Williams and Minnie Dora Harwood
Parents of Evelyn Margaret Williams
Minnie Dora Harwood was the fourth daughter of Elizabeth and John Harwood. Born at Little River, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand on 5 May 1880 she was baptised in the newly built Anglican church on July 25, when she was nearly three months old. Minnie was the tenth born and eighth surviving child of the family and another eight children were born in the next thirteen years. Minnie’s childhood was in a household of many children with the resultant work, worry and turmoil. The Harwood home would always have been busy and boisterous with chores for everyone. On 27 March 1889, August, the second youngest of this large family was born. Minnie, almost nine when he was born, was to have a special affinity with this younger brother. By the time she was fourteen years old, Minnie had experienced the deaths of five brothers. These deaths are recorded in her parent’s story.
My cousin Brett, Dad, cousins David (rear) and Steven, brother-in-law Don (standing), cousin Nick and aunt Dorothy in the winning socks. You can read all about the Waikato rugby team here.
This, this and the resulting discussion along with this goldmine and something for the family archive my cousin Lena Kenny currently a student at Massey University (in the background of the accompanying photo). Lena, her sister Alice and Dad Gavin visited us briefly on Tuesday.
Alice Kenny & Lena Kenny Tuesday afternoon the 8th of July 2008.
from the Leamington East blog November 2006-January 2007
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Descendants of the sons and daughters of Minnie (nee Harwood) and Albert Williams.
Ian Haigh, Michael Jeans, Simon Eckersley, Michelle Knight, Cody Knight, Cherie Williams, Brittney Knight, Jill Williams, Coralie Sentch, Mike Sentch, Kevin McIvor, Adrienne Fleming, Mac Fullerton.
William Johnson, Robert Pearson, John Baltus, Paul Knight, Dianne Pollard, Bronwyn Moffat, Billie (Dawn) Rochford, Maunee (Maureen) Jamieson, Marie Johnson, Sheryl Buchanan.
Ruth Baltus, Pam Portegys, Bruce Jeans, Russell Williams, Phillip Williams, Janet Wine, Gayle Pearson, Shirley Haigh, Gloria Fullerton, Alberta Scurr, Mary Eckersley,
Piet Portegys, Joshua Eckersley, Shannon Eckersley, Kerryn Eckersley, Finn Erickson, Chelsea Eckersley, Andrew Buchanan.
SUNDAY 19 September 2004
My cousin Alice preparing circulars for delivery on the sitting room floor at home in Hastings.Hastings, Hawkes Bay, Te Ika A Maui, New Zealand.
Published: February 2008