Family celebrates long link to Bridgetown

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
A group shot of everyone who attended the Leonard-Maslin Family Reunion in Bridgetwon on Sunday.
Camera IconA group shot of everyone who attended the Leonard-Maslin Family Reunion in Bridgetwon on Sunday. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times/Supplied

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.

Herbert and Edith Leonard, who the family is decended from.
Camera IconHerbert and Edith Leonard, who the family is decended from. Credit: Supplied

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 organising one.

Faye Fullam, 87, and Lucy Lampard, eight-months, were the oldest and the youngest family members at the reunion on Saturday.
Camera IconFaye Fullam, 87, and Lucy Lampard, eight-months, were the oldest and the youngest family members at the reunion on Saturday. Credit: Supplied

“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.”

Barry Carlier, from Clarkson.
Camera IconBarry Carlier, from Clarkson. Credit: Supplied
Daisy, 5, and Albie Glancy, 3, from Bridgetown.
Camera IconDaisy, 5, and Albie Glancy, 3, from Bridgetown. Credit: Supplied
The direct descendants of the Leonard-Maslin’s, who attended the reunion on the weekend.
Camera IconThe direct descendants of the Leonard-Maslin’s, who attended the reunion on the weekend. Credit: Supplied
Darcie Bevan, Takayla Pense, Kandra Pense, Olivia Russell, Jessica Russell and Chloe Herring.
Camera IconDarcie Bevan, Takayla Pense, Kandra Pense, Olivia Russell, Jessica Russell and Chloe Herring. Credit: Supplied
Kerry and Rob den Boer., from Mundaring.
Camera IconKerry and Rob den Boer., from Mundaring. Credit: Supplied

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