THE BORCHGREVINK

“FAMILY TREFFEN (REUNION)”

RØROS 2005

 

First a visit to Jan Borchgrevink – my father – at Brastad in Bohuslän, Sweden

  

 

  

 

  

 

 

Then on to RØROS, NORWAY (also called NOREG these days)

 (700 km by rental car)

The Family Church at Røros

  

the two main streets

   

  local atmosphere – 40 artists live here                                 4 sausages 280 Kr.

    

the town is under UNESCO protection

  

in the middle of the town is the old mining facility

  

The Borchgrevinks were the leaders of the mine for 2 generations and lived accordingly

  

 

views from the mining museum

  

 

 

 

A total of 120 Borchgrevinks and their spouses attended the re-union representing 3 main branches of the family

  

 

  

 

Then on to a concert in the “Borchgrevink Church” with music composed by Melchior Borchgrevink in the seventeenth century.

  

the old Borchgrevinks of Røros displayed in the Chapel in the church

   

the Borchgrevink chapel next to the church

  

the coffins with the 15 oldest Borchgrevink/Finne family members

 

 

The “Family” portrait is taken next to the Borchgrevink church

  

 

next of to the “Sæter” for a get-together around the camp fire

  

Family members from Canada, Hawaii and Andorra. Pauline the oldest attendee 99 years old

  

 

 

 

For the Gala Dinner the proud Norwegiennes wore their national dresses

   

 

Puk’s cousins and their daughters

  

 

The End (of three enjoyable days among family)