1996 Reunion in Scotland

From JFA newsletter no. 9, October 1994

On August 12, 1994, the Board of Directors of the Junkins Family Association approved Scotland as the location for the 1996 reunion.

The preliminary outline of the reunion would include seven to eleven days of guided tours, meetings, and celebrations starting with at least two days in Brechin and Careston to see the birthplace of our ancestor, Robert Junkins. From Brechin, we would travel by private motor coach to Edinburgh, Dunbar and the battlefield where Robert was captured. Over the next few days, we would work our way down the coast of Scotland to Durham, England, stopping at such places and the moors where the prisoners spent the first night of the death march to England, Lamberton Toll, The Scots Gate at Berwick-Upon-Tweed, across the fifteen-arch stone bridge spanning the Tweed to Tweedmouth, then to Alnwick Castle where they were held for six days with no food and on to Morpeth where the prisoners were allowed to go into the gardens and many died from eating raw cabbage. On to Newcastle and then Durham, where the were held for many ore days before 125 were marched north to Newcastle, herded on board a ship to be taken to London. We would end our tour in London with time to see the sights and shop.

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Those who want, will have the opportunity to extend their time in Great Britain on their own either before or after the tour. A company by the name of Ancestral Tours to Great Britain is in the process of making a proposal to the Board of Directors at this time. Over the next few months, we will begin to formulate more exact plans for the reunion and as soon as we are able to firm things up a bit more, there will be special announcements and information sent out to each of you. In the meantime, start planning now for your 1996 late summer or early fall events to be centered around a trip back to your roots in Scotland.

If any of you have any suggestions or special requests, please let us know during this planning stage of the reunion.

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