William Henry Swale and Sarah (nee Shirreffs) and family.
Date: their Golden Wedding Anniversary (50 years). They were married on 9 November 1903.
38 people at this great family gathering in November 1953.
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Back row: Haddin Alexander Barr (1936), Patricia (Patsy) Barr - later (Trish) Stainton (1938), Desmond Ward (1929), Doreen McLay (later Ward)(1933), Shirley (nee Mallett) (later McLay) (1934), Alistair William McLay (1931), Margaret Gordon (later Panting) (1938), William (Bill) Ian Gordon (1935).

Row 3: Gordon Barr (1942), Alfred (Alf) Mostyn Trass (1915 - 1961), David Mark Morton (1916), John (Jack) Patterson Ramsay, Alexander Douglas McLay (1904 - 1973), Ada Beatrice (nee Swale) McLay (1907 - 1983), (Betty) Elizabeth Janet (nee Swale) Gordon (1909 - 1991), Ian Barnett Gordon (1935 - ?), Arthur Miller Barr (1905 - 1982), Douglas McCallum (1900 - 1971), Henry Alfred Dewe (1900 - ?), Roger David Morton (1942), Andrew Russell McCallum (1941).

Row 2: Joan Margaret (nee Swale) Trass (1920), Margaret Joan (nee Swale) Morton (1917), (Mina) Wilhelmina Amy Evelyn (nee Swale) Ramsay (1915 - 1896), William Henry Swale (1875 - 1956), Sarah ( nee Shirreffs) Swale (1879 - 1969), Edna May (nee Swale) Barr ( 1906 - ), Rachel Shirreffs (nee Swale) McCallum (1904 - 1987), Mary Ann (Mame) Dewe (nee Swale) (1904 - 1984).

Kneeling: Paul William Trass (1947), Joan Esther Morton (later De Reeper) (1944), John Peter Trass (1950), Sally Ann Ramsay (leter Gebler) (1941 - 1988), Lynda Myree McLay (later Hart) (1948), Elizabeth Ann Gordon (later Ballantyne (1942), Marilyn Joy Morton (later Valentine, later Marchant) (1948), Yvonne Edna Barr (later Cooke) (1945), Kenneth Swale Morton (1946).

Photograph courtesy Alistair McLay. Those with their names in yellow, attended the 2006 Swale family reunion in Christchurch.