Fam­ily cel­e­brates long link to Bridgetown

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

One of Bridgetown’s old­est fam­i­lies had a re­union at the week­end, with about 60 peo­ple in at­ten­dance.

The Leonard-Maslin fam­ily has had some­one liv­ing in Bridgetown since the 1870s.

Faye Ful­lam was the old­est rel­a­tive at the re­union and said her grand­par­ents, Her­bert Wil­liam Leonard and Edith Mary Chris­tine Maslin, were the first in the fam­ily to move to Bridgetown.

They were also the first cou­ple mar­ried at the Catholic parish.

“My mother was born here af­ter that and so was I,” she said.

She said the fam­ily had wanted a re­union for a while but had only just got around to prop­erly orga- nis­ing one. “We talked about it for years but we never man­aged to do it un­til now and my daugh­ter Therese worked hard to make it fi­nally hap­pen,” she said.

“I have 11 grand­kids and 19 great-grand­kids now and I’ll get to see most of them all at once at this re­union.” More pho­tos on page 11.

A group shot of all the fam­ily mem­bers at the Leonard-Maslin Fam­ily Re­union in Bridgetown on Sun­day.

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