First informative newsletter February 2016

Hello everyone,

This is the first of several emails we will be sending out to all of Alfred and Edith’s descendants that we can find to let them know about the upcoming Lycett Family Gathering and to give everyone updates. I have put everyone’s email address as a Bcc (blind copy) so please let me know if you are happy for others on the mailing list to have your email addresses.  Everyone is family, except for a few hangers-on, who are interested in the Gathering as they are related in some way e.g. to Kate and Pheme.

WHAT:             LYCETT Family Gathering

WHERE:           ST. JOHN’S CHURCH HALL, Cnr. Birchgrove Road and Spring Street, BIRCHGROVE.  Parking is one block away.

WHEN:             7TH January 2017 from 10.00 AM TO 4.00 PM

WHO:              Everyone who can claim a link to Alfred and Edith and their families and anyone else who is interested in attending

WHY:               It’s about time and it will be LOADS OF FUN

Gathering St. Johns Church Hall Map

STUFF:             There will be a small charge for name badges, tea, coffee, cordial, etc. on the day.  You will also need to bring a plate of food to share at lunchtime – more details in a later update

On the day there will be a Family Tree displayed together with memorabilia and other interesting “stuff”.  We want to take a group photo around noon as well as individual family photos around the same time.  We will let you know more details closer to the event.

Alfred and Edith had 9 children, of whom 5 had descendants – Norman, George, Bert, Edith and Julia.  To make things easier on the day each family branch has been assigned an arbitary colour as follows:

Norman                      Green

George                        Blue

Bert                             Yellow

Ethel                            Red

Julia                             Orange

Others                          Mauve

In-laws will also have the colour of the branch they married into and will be distinguished as in-laws.

Please check out our Facebook group LycettsofSydney under Marcus Kitchen’s Facebook page – his photo will let you know if you have the right facebook page.

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A facebook events page – please register your interest in coming along to the Gathering

There is also a blog LycettsofSydney

and a webpage

Could you please pass this email on to others in your family as they may very well be interested in coming to the Family Gathering.  Could you please also let me know their email addresses.

We desperately need PHOTOS please – family groups and individual photos for the family tree.  We also need details of all your family (if you haven’t already given us that information), including DOB, place, marriage date and to whom, children’s information.

Do you have any memorabilia you could bring on the day such as medals, clothing, photos (people houses, etc), post cards, certificates, scrap books, embroidery samples, newspaper clippings, heirlooms (e.g. cigarette case, door knob, boat lights, etc.)

My name is Kay Kitchen (nee Lycett) one of Mac Lycett’s girls.  Marcus Kitchen is my husband.  Cousins Robyn Taylor, Louise Yeomans and I are organising the gathering.

My phone contact is 0417074943 and my email is

Look forward to hearing from as many of you as possible.

Kind regards

Kay Kitchen