Lovelocks Alive 2004

On 3-Dec-04: we created a separate Web page for Lovelock Lines.

On 21-Sep-04
:we published a Report on the Lovelocks Alive 2004 gathering from Family History Magazine (reproduced with permission)

On 24-Jul-04
: we reported that since many people were not able to attend the Lovelocks Alive 2004 event, the organising committee proposed to produce a "Lovelock Lines Newsletter" to include a number of articles derived from the presentations at the event. Yann Lovelock volunteered to edit the newsletter.

On 24-June-04: we published lots more photos from the event. Because of the large number of images, there are three separate pages of thumbnails. Click on the thumbnails for full sized images:
On 18-Jun-04: We published the first batch of photos of the event (all taken by Anthony Hill, we believe).

Thanks to an energetic Planning Group, the Lovelocks Alive 2004 gathering was held on Saturday 12th June 2004.

The following material is just a historical record of how the event was organised.

Where and how much?

The Planning Group met in Hungerford on Friday 11 July 2003 and following an inspection of the facilities at The Bear Hotel agreed that this would be the perfect venue for our Lovelock Family History Gathering in the following year.

At the time the Bear Hotel was run by the International Hotel Company Jarvis, which sadly foundered in 2011. However, The Bear is still there and still very much in business.

The Hotel was once owned by Henry VII and Henry VIII and during the coaching era was a popular stopping point for coaches travelling between London and Bath. There were 41 comfortable bedrooms (now reduced to 39), many of which overlook the River Dunn.

The cost per person of the event was 40 (equivalent to 58 in 2017 and still a bargain!) and included:


We had to restrict numbers attending the event to 75 people, the capacity of the Meeting Room at the time.

Local Information and some Photos

Some photographs (taken by John Lovelock, descriptions courtesy of Jeremy Lovelock):

Finally, here are some photographs provided by Jeremy Loveluck 20-Mar-04 of some Wiltshire places of interest in connection with Lovelock family history. Click on the thumb-nails to get the full-size image.

The Planning Group for the Gathering

Many thanks to:

John Lovelock - Event Coordinator
Janet and Jeremy Lovelock - Bookings
Graham Lovelock - Excursion