Forrest Hill resident Libby Rouse reflects on grandparents' solid foundations

Jodie  Bruton
November 30 2020 - 11:00am
FAMILY TREE: Forrest Hill resident Libby Rouse reflects on her grandparents' early years in the suburb. Her grandfather Gerald Stedman, along with Charlie Griffith, helped develop the Forrest Hill housing estate. Picture: MARK JESSER
FAMILY TREE: Forrest Hill resident Libby Rouse reflects on her grandparents' early years in the suburb. Her grandfather Gerald Stedman, along with Charlie Griffith, helped develop the Forrest Hill housing estate. Picture: MARK JESSER

WITH 16 years between my grandparents Nancy Stephen and her fiance, Gerald Stedman, family put their plans on hold. Following their engagement, my great grandparents Mabel Stephen (nee Mitchell of Table Top Station) and James Stephen sent my grandmother to meet her relatives in England and Scotland for six months. Thankfully, my grandparents' relationship endured the separation and they were married at St Matthew's Church, Albury, on December 31, 1929.

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Jodie  Bruton

Jodie Bruton

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