On Saturday 21 September 2002, 20+ descendants of Emmanuel & Susannah PALMER met at "Palmer's Restaurant" in Downham Market, Norfolk - for many of us, it was the first time we had met. In all, 23 sat down to a superb lunch created by our new cousins, Pat & Debbie, the restaurant proprietors. Many of us had taken along notes and old photos; I took along large-scale family tree charts; one for each of the children of Emmanuel & Susannah and their many descendants: Maria - Jean & Roy Matthews Emmanuel - not represented. Louis Henry - Roy & Mary PALMER; + me Lapauldro - Susan & Melvin Webb Ryfealyer - David & Philip PALMER; Roy & Barbara PALMER; Norman & Joyce PALMER. Francisco - Terry & Maura Rowan; Hazel & Jack; John & Ann PALMER; Pat & Debbie PALMER. Younather - Neville & Gill PALMER Delphfenia - Linda & Bernard Becket The various cousins in Lancashire, Canada, Australia & New Zealand sent their regrets - but maybe next time! It was a terrific day and I was very pleased to meet my fellow PALMER researchers at last. Considering I only knew 4 of them personally; the rest I know only by e-mail or via the telephone, we all got on extremely well. It was a brilliant day; the chat level never dropped below -at least- "crescendo" level!!
For a larger picture, click on the one above.When we left the restaurant, we moved over to the Castle Hotel to continue chatting, taking notes and photographs. [My 21st birthday party was held at the Castle Hotel - in 1973!!] When that party split up just before 6 p.m., I stayed on with the Irish contingent going through yet more photos, etc. I finally got back to my parents house about 8.45 p.m, having left for Downham Market at 11 am that morning. Everyone expressed a wish to meet up again next year - anyone know of a decent hotel with a large carpark in the Wisbech-Downham Market-Ely area?!!! PALMER Home Page Site Home Page & Index Contact Details - if you think you have any information that will help me with my research and these webpages. And don't forget to sign my Guest Book before you leave!This page created 23 September 2002 & amended/updated 16:48 19/02/2019