10 - Editorial
08:49PM GMT - Wednesday, 28 February 2007
Contributed by: Mary Rix
Well, here we are again; No 10 now that means that we have been running for five years. It seems only like yesterday that the Bunting Society was formed, but we will soon be having our sixth annual gathering.
The information on the Bunting families is still coming in from all around the world. Nearly everyone who joins now can be linked to one of the existing trees. If you have any Bunting stories which you would like to pass on we would love to have them. It is these that put the flesh on the bones of the family tree.
I am sorry that this newsletter is so late but family problems have prevented me from finishing it in good time. I am hoping this will be with you before the Gathering and hope to see many of you there.
Christine has been collecting Bunting data from Norwich Library about three times a year when a "shopping" bus has been available. This year it will be different as Norwich Library was burnt down in a disasterous fire in August. It is said that the facilities will not be back to normal for at least three years. The fiche and film material is however still available as it is kept in a separate building. The Mormon church and the SOG also have copies of fiche and film material for Norfolk. It was lucky for us that Shirley Howell had kindly looked up some Bunting queries a few weeks previous to the fire.
Barbara Taylor who loved to come to our Gatherings (all the way from Cromer in a taxi), and told the story of her visit to the Bunting store in Norwich at last years event, has had a stroke so will be unable to join us this year. She continues to enjoy the newsletter and keeps an eye out for Bunting information. She sent the Bunting Society a copy of a new publication called "Life in Langdale"; the memoirs of a Lakeland farmer by Tom Fletcher Buntin. It gives some biographical details and also some photographs of the family. This will be available to see in the library at the Gathering.
Well it is now way past time to close this newsletter and take it to the printers. Anyone who is unable to come to the Gathering is welcome to telephone me to make an appointment see the Bunting archives when they are in the area.