In February 2002, my Mum, Elizabeth Jones, travelled from Leominster in Herefordshire, England to Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada for a reunion with her brother Ernest Ormandy. They last saw each other in Liverpool in 1947. The Lethbridge Herald ran the story on its front page (and a story about Queen Elizabeth II on its back page!) - this article does a great job of explaining the background to the reunion. There was also excellent television coverage of the story by the Lethbridge TV company - click here for WMV file. My wife, Jan, and I went too and we hope you enjoy the photographs of our week - just click on the photos for the full size versions.
Is she really coming to see me?
Reunion at Calgary Airport after 55 years
Only 48 candles?
(It was Jan’s birthday while we were there)
Mum is given an Ormandy quilt
So it’s goodbye again - but not for long?
Well I didn’t find the flight home tiring - how about you?
The ‘royal family’ arrives for Uncle Ernie’s 80th birthday party