Nosey Parker: From the 1954 archives

SEPTEMBER 1965: The B Grade hockey match was played in ideal weather at Leonard Park. Port Pirie High School's gold team emerged victorious.
SEPTEMBER 1965: The B Grade hockey match was played in ideal weather at Leonard Park. Port Pirie High School's gold team emerged victorious.

Port Pirie soccer presentation night. The A Grade shield was won by Savoy for the fifth consecutive time. Savoy captain Tony DeGioia received the trophy. Other awards - Tony Annese (most improved), Ralph Gagliardi (most consistent), Pat Powell (best player). B Grade captain Peter Minervini accepted the shield in that division. Other award winners were Jack Pisani (most improved), Domenico Pepe (most consistent) and Peter Minervini (best player).

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Proprietary Football Club held the annual general meeting in their new clubrooms on Memorial Oval.

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Port Pirie High School athletics day winners were W Clifford (senior boys champion), M Laube (senior girls), M Challenger (junior boys), P Green (junior girls).

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Caledonian Society deb ball. The debs and partners were: Margaret Harmer - Bill Kenyon, Sylvia Maynard - Roy Ramsay, Shirley Messenger - Dennis McEvoy, Elsie Polmear - Bill Jacobs, Thelma Whitehorn - Cyril Brown, Doreen Demarco - Mick Lenartowicz, June Cavenett - Len Thomas, Jennifer Minnus - Don Owen, Marlene Stark - Leon Hutchinson, Roberta Robinson - David Boath, Marie Fraser - Mervyn Cocks. 

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Solomontown Beach Committee hands a new stage to the City Council. 

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7000 attend the opening of Phoenix Park. It was the greatest fixture in the history of night trotting in Port Pirie. The Mayor H.B Welch welcomed the crowd and the other clubs. Patron Mr W L Baillieu declared the meeting open by cutting a green ribbon across the track with a pair of gold-plated scissors. Mr Clarrie Turner was the first person to drive a winner at a registered trotting meeting in Port Pirie. The horse was called Van Knight. This was at the Memorial Oval in 1922. The new racecourse was named Phoenix Park after a bird.

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Mr D Allchurch, butcher in Ellen Street, sells his property for 729 pounds and five shillings a foot to Coles Supermarket who built on the site. The site is now Homeflair. 

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The BHAS Smelters donate a building to the Port Pirie Croquet Club, to be used as a clubroom.

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The Port Pirie Apex Club was formed with John Copeland as the first president. 

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D.B and M.M Berry are the new owners of Northern Refrgieration. They bought out J.C and L.G Hisgrove.

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Stan Antonas opens a new meat story in Alexander Street. It was stated it was the only store in Port Pirie that air-conditioning in it. 

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A Queen's Quest Run by the CWA raised 1705 pounds. Those who were in the quest were Marlene Hosken, Judith Welch and Valda Sandery.

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The Miss Picnic winner was Thelma Mavikakis, 2nd Louise Spillman, 3rd Doreen Koch. 

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The Port Pirie Hockey Association sells by auction six blocks of land on The Terrace to raise money towards a new clubroom. 

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Winner of the first Port Pirie Cup to be run at Phoenix Park was Willaston, ridden by Jimmy Johnson. 

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The Australian Broadcasting Commission opens a regional radio station in the city. It was called 5CK. 

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The Kingston Road shopping centre was opened with Mr F Wilson running the general story and Mr D Allchurch running the butcher shop. 

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

PHOTO

M Arboit, back, C King, H Telford, J Warner, M Reed (captain), K Kilgallon, H Smith, front, S Gallant, R Cooper, J Davis and B Farley.