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The 6th Journey




The 6th Journey: New Zealand
by Derek Bickford-Smith

On the 6th of my World Family visits I went 'down-under' to New Zealand where I mixed the business of the 'World Family' with family connections of my own....


Bob & Joyce Wilson with Mayor of New Plymouth (the area capital) Claire Stewart holding the 'Family Plaque' as presented to Norfolk School.


World Family of Norfolk & Norwich Plaque presented at the school, and the young ones - who are the educated ones !


Joyce Wilson and Lois Tidswell were particularly happy to have the plaque which memorised Lois's husband's visit to Norwich England in 1996




Certainly one of the real community events during my visit to New Zealand was that family party held at The Wilsons !

And finally......





My Contribution to New Zealand and my 'discoverer' of Norfolk, NZ -
Daughter Jo becoming a Watson







And here she is with Colin Watson, her first born and a true New Zealander !