Good Evans, what a do!
Posted on November 28, 2007
Do you remember, back in the summer, the search for relatives of the late Kenneth George Evans, of Eaton Bray? Linda Budd had asked Gazette readers for help, while she was researching the family tree of her partner, Richard Evans.
They had thought that Kenneth - Richard's uncle - had died in the Second World War.
Then they found out that in fact he survived the war, and died in 1995.
And Linda was trying to find out if Richard had any other family members in this area, with the help of our readers.
The couple were delighted to be contacted by relatives they had never met, after the mention in the Gazette.
Linda has now dropped me an email to say that they have all been in touch regularly by email and phone.
And at the weekend, she and Richard were invited to a big Evans family reunion in Eaton Bray, to celebrate several family landmark birthdays.
She said: "From our first introduction to our final farewell this afternoon, we were both given such a warm and genuine family welcome.
"Richard has now met an aunt he never knew he had, four of the five cousins and a whole host of other close relations.
"He has gone from being the only Evans family member left in our area to becoming a member of a large and warm extended family.
"Without the assistance of your paper, we may never have found them all."
Thanks to everyone who helped them to find their family.
Source: Anne O'Donoghue, Gazette Gossip, Dunstable Gazette, 28 November 2007
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