Tichborne is no longer a bustling town with a population of 10,000, but that is no reason not to keep the tradition of a reunion every 20 years going.
Tomorrow (Saturday, 26th October) is time for the 2019 Tichborne reunion starting with a barbeque lunch at the Parkes Golf Club, and followed by afternoon tea at the Tichborne Hall.
This will be a great opportunity to find out more about Tichborne, to look at photos, and meet old and new residents.
Tichborne was established in 1880 following the discovery of gold in the area. It grew to a population of 10,000 at the height of
the gold rush boasting multiple churches, two schools, shops and the hall. Today the hall is the last vestige of this rich history, with the township population now approximately 80 people.
The first Tichborne reunion was held in 1960 at the Tichborne School, and has taken place every 20 years since. At the 2000 reunion a grove of trees was planted near the hall, and a book to commemorate 50 years of the reunion was produced. Copies of the book will be available at the reunion for $20.
For more information and to book for lunch, contact Jenny Kingham on 0409 631 165.