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2019 Tichborne reunion will take place on October 26

2010: Robyn Jane (Kingham), Patricia Watts, Jenny Kingham and Anita Metcalfe (Cannon) at the 2010 reunion. Reunions have been held in 1960, 1980 and 2000, then 2010 and now 2019. Photo: Submitted
2010: Robyn Jane (Kingham), Patricia Watts, Jenny Kingham and Anita Metcalfe (Cannon) at the 2010 reunion. Reunions have been held in 1960, 1980 and 2000, then 2010 and now 2019. Photo: Submitted

The 2019 Tichborne reunion will take place on Saturday, October 26, commencing with a $10 barbecue lunch at the Parkes Golf Club at 12pm, followed by afternoon tea at the Tichborne Hall at 2.30pm.

It will be a great chance to find out about the history of Tichborne, view photos, and meet old residents and new ones to the area.

Tichborne was established in 1880, following the discovery of gold in the area, and grew to a population of 10,000 at the height of the gold rush, boasting multiple churches, two schools, shops and the hall.

Today the hall is the last vestige of this rich history, with the township population of approximately 80 people.

ALL THAT'S LEFT: Today Tichborne Hall, which can be spotted from the Newell Highway, is the last vestige of the area's rich history. Photo: Submitted

ALL THAT'S LEFT: Today Tichborne Hall, which can be spotted from the Newell Highway, is the last vestige of the area's rich history. Photo: Submitted

The first Tichborne reunion was held in 1960 at the Tichborne School, and every 20 years since.

The 2000 reunion saw a grove of trees planted near the hall, and a book produced to commemorate 50 years of the reunion.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the reunion for $20.

For more details and to book in for lunch, contact Jenny Kingham (0409 631 165).

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