A family get-together to mark 200th birthday

The group at Shilbottle Church.
The group at Shilbottle Church.

Fifteen relatives met at St James’ Church, Shilbottle, on Saturday, September 15, to celebrate their ancestor’s 200th birthday.

The family of Thomas Carr – baptised at St James in 1818 – came from all over the UK and further afield to honour the occasion.

Several had never met before and are part of a larger group of Mr Carr’s descendants who have come together on the internet.

The group also went to St Saviour’s Church, Shotton Colliery, where a plaque was unveiled on his gravestone.