Bibby Family Reunion 29th – 30th January 2011

Bibby Family Reunion 29th – 30th January 2011.

Edward Bibby and Mary Ann Bibby were early settlers in Waipawa where they built the Bibby Store and raised their children.

On Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th 2011 descendants of Edward and Mary Ann Bibby got together to have a family reunion.
Over 250 people came and it was an absolutely brilliant time!!!

Part of our reason for getting together was to celebrate the 100th year of the Bibby Church on Blackburn Ridge…and the church was spruced up and looked absolutely beautiful.

We had heaps of fun…
starting with a barbeque out at Kairakau beach on Friday night,
On Saturday…
a tour over the Bibby farms, afternoon tea and exhibition of Mary Glover Bibby paintings at 11 Rose Street, Waipawa, A HUGE family dinner at the rugby club rooms (it was a tight squeeze),
Then on Sunday…
a church service up at the Bibby church on Blackburn Ridge, followed by a luncheon at Lunesdale.

It was amazing to catch up with so many cousins and second cousins etc from all over New Zealand – and the rest of the world too!
I wonder when we’ll all get together to do the next one???

There are heaps of photos so we’re putting them into a Bibby Reunion Gallery so that you can download them… but I am sure you guys who went, might have a few more you would like to share. If you would like to, you can send them to me and I’ll get them on the website.

For more information about Edward Bibby and the Bibby church click here.

Bibby Reunion Photos, January 2011.

Well, it’s all over! Bibbys came from far and wide and descended on the little town of Waipawa in droves.

It was great to see everyone and I hope everyone had a great time.

It was certainly fun seeing how the weekend all came together, and how so many people from all over New Zealand, and all over the world, came together to celebrate the sense of family.

Here are some photos of the weekend that you can download.

If you have more photos that you would like to share with the rest of the family, you can email them to me and I will add them here.

Click here to open the photo gallery.