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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

2013 Carden Gathering

Carden Gathering - Virginia 2013 - (This report kindly written by Richard).

More than 40 members of the Carden family clan attended the Gathering held at Hampton Virginia from 13th- 15th September 2013. They included two groups from the UK –David, Lynn, Janet & Stuart from the Brighton branch and Anne & Richard from Norfolk, members of the Fishmoyne branch of the family.

Held at the Embassy Suites hotel on the outskirts of Hampton the programme of the event included a number of presentations by members on family histories and related subjects. An excellent Southern Banquet was much enjoyed but, as usual with Carden Gatherings, the best part of the event was the opportunity to meet informally members of the extended family in such pleasant surroundings.

Meeting in Hampton provided attendees with the opportunity of visiting the nearby historic sites of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. The British members of the family were obviously suitably humble at the last. The final part of the Gathering was a fascinating boat trip from Hampton Harbour round the Roads passing the Norfolk naval base and other historic sites.

Thanks must go to everybody involved in the organisation of the event but particularly Eddie I & his family and Beth Carden Tate. Everybody attending, especially the UK contingent, had a great time. Roll on the next Gathering.

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