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The Annual Family Gathering 2006

A selection of pictures taken by my sister Liz and her boyfriend Roger from this year's gathering of the Lawrence clan and their extended families. A long-standing event, going back more than 30 years, the passing of time was really brought home this year when Mike's wife Kath put up a board with the family tree on it, including some pictures of us kids as actual kids and not the, erm, mature adults we are now. Apologies to those who were there but don't make it on this page - blame the photographers! Of course, if I'd thought ahead, I'd have taken a camera myself...


Cousin Mike, our generous host, who has (I think) just admitted to spiking the punch...

L to R - Aunties Brenda, Marjorie and Barbara. My dad's surviving sisters. Sadly, Auntie Kay passed away a few years ago.

Me Mum and Dad in rare moment of togetherness.

Me in the foreground, Roger in the background. Obviously taken before the sun and the beer had a debilitating effect on me...

My darling sister, Liz, who drove us down to the gathering without getting lost, unlike her boyfriend who drove us back....

Cousin Robert, showing the mastery of martial arts that made him opne of the most-feared amateur referees in South Yorkshire.

L to R - Sarah (just on picture), Pippa (looking away from camera), Liz, Will, Cathy, James, and Kathy. They are respectively, cousin Alex's daughter, cousin John's wife, sister, nephew, cousin, Alex's son and Alex's wife. Alex not pictured.

Me and my auntie Marjorie. I think we were just reminiscing about my cancer year or something equally jolly.

Uncle Jack, Mike's dad and husband of the late Kay.

My Dad and cousin John in conversation.

Once again Eddy failed to make the gathering but he can't escape being included on my picture page! Here he is with Liz in that there London.

Eddy and Liz and Stephanie (Eddy's girlfriend) in cheesy camera pose in some London den of iniquity or other. They're probably just about to take some cocaine...