Nosey: Looking back at ‘55

A new Coles store opened in Ellen Street on the site of the former Allchurch Butcher Shop, now the site of Homeflair.

1999: Dressed up for Make-A-Wish Foundation's fancy dress party at Savoy Soccer Club were Nicole D'Agostino, Jutta Caputo, Jenny Grenfell, Mary-Anne Johnston and Michelle Heidrich.

1999: Dressed up for Make-A-Wish Foundation's fancy dress party at Savoy Soccer Club were Nicole D'Agostino, Jutta Caputo, Jenny Grenfell, Mary-Anne Johnston and Michelle Heidrich.

St Mark’s school annual sports day championship. Winners - boys high school L Palumbo, primary school J Raftery, girls high school M Hackett, primary school H Goold.

Church of England Debutante Ball. Seventeen girls made their debut. They were: Judith Welch (Geoff Rohrsheim), Margaret Keast (Tony Hurst), Marlene Johns (Bevan Nunan), Jill May (John Spillman), Valerie Fort (Robert Sard), Margaret Connor (Rex Vanstone), Bobbie Taylor (Robin Ey), Enid Wolter (Kevin Clayton), Joan Perkins (Graham Laube), Fay Brakenridge (Max Ekins), Helene Rudd (Bert Hall), Beth Bishop (Max Schebella), Fay Gebert (Maurice Hudson), Valerie Woolman (Jim Dawson), Marlene Anderson (Arnold Black), Jill Vaughan (Bill Stavrides), June Carwana (Kevin Coleman).

Bishop Dr Bryan Gallagher receives 23 debutantes. They were June Baird, Mary Jones, Natalie Petagna, Marlene Williams, Lisa Antona, Marlene Meyers, Rita Hennahane, Mary Langeberg, Jeanne O’Brien, Joan Baird, Maureen Keane, Annette Keane, Ann McLaughlin, Colleen Pollard, Maureen Dunstall, Marlene Gray, Dawn Groverman, Kay Powell, Vanessa Fitzgerald. The miniature debs were Helen Seery, Mary Quinn, Ann Curlis, Suzanne Lauritsen, Mary Zubrinich, Susan Johnson, Charmaine Lawrence, Annette Dowler, Shane Coligan, Jillian Melrose, Marie Lauritsen, Pam May, Julie Barbieri, Monica Zubrinich.

Port Pirie Cycle Club runs the first Tour of North with 23 riders in the event. The event was run over four stages - Pirie to Augusta, Augusta to Quorn, Quorn to Melrose and Melrose to Pirie. The event was won by Clem Bairstow.

Miss Picnic Quest winner was Miss Fay Brakenridge, a dental nurse.

Baby show winners were - up to six months Linda Staker and Glen Wehrmann, six months to 12 months Robyn Chegwidden and Michael Chegwidden.

Mrs C.A Commons, Pirie’s oldest resident, celebrated her 101st birthday.

Commons Park in Read Street is named after her.

Comfort is the keynote at the new nurse’s home bedroom in pastel tones, lounges and reading rooms, a modern snack bar, even shampoo and hairdressing rooms.

The two-storey nurse’s home in Alexander Street was opened by Sir Lyell McEwin, chief secretary.

Port Pirie High School results for the year were:

First year classes

1a Patricia Sandery 1st, Elizabeth Dawe 2nd, Raymond Leane 3rd.

1b Olive Mudge 1st, Graham Demarco 2ns, Phillip Rohrsheim 3rd.

1c Joyce Crook, Beth Rohrsheim.

1d Maureen McDonald, Ian Spring, Gwendoline Buchanan.

Second year classes

11g Craig Mudge, Barry Lockett, Kenneth Ashman.

11c Ann Condon, Pamela Lavis.

11t Kevin Sharpe, Malcolm Sorenson.

11m Helen Warne, John Griffiths.

11f Barry Evans.

Intermediate classes

111g Rhyll Deutscher, Peter Leane.

111c Janice Lawrie, Judith Rowe.

111m Laurel Clayton

111t William Mayfield

Leaving class

Peter Goodridge, Sally Rumpff.