Nosey Parker: From the 1955 archives

2000: Risdon Under 10 hockey player Matt Nottage clears the ball from defence, closely followed by fellow teammates Chris Siviour, Rowan Hoskins and Gail Court and St Mark's Blue team member Lucinda Porcelli.
2000: Risdon Under 10 hockey player Matt Nottage clears the ball from defence, closely followed by fellow teammates Chris Siviour, Rowan Hoskins and Gail Court and St Mark's Blue team member Lucinda Porcelli.

Virtus Soccer Club held its Queens Competition. It was won by Tina Turci. The other entrants were Gwen Ridley, Netty Amato, Angeline Farinola, Nanette Mezzino.

Olyvette Fashion House held a mannequin parade. The mannequins were Margaret Williams, Phyllis Brood, Molly Nickels, Laurel Porter, Sylvia Smiley, Yvonne Brakenridge, Beryl Martin, Wendy Heidrich, Ronda Engstrom, Joy Howard, Valerie Woolman.

230 entries for the Northern Districts Kennel Club's championship show at Phoenix Park Racecourse.

Coles opened a new store at Ellen Street. This building is now the site of Homeflair.

Former King's Cup oarsman and a long time enthusiastic football followed Sam Fitzgerald has donated a medal for the schoolboys' football competition.

East Cricket Club was to build a clubroom in Emma Street.

Pirie Table Tennis championship winners were men's singles R Holthouse and women's singles Miss D Robinson.

Uranium plant went into production with its ultra-modern plant built on a treacherous swamp. The company employed 120 in three shifts each day.

Arbor day at Solomontown Primary School. Children who assisted planting trees were Wayne Reichelt, Alexander Carter, Brian Walton, Graham Matters, Marlene Scarman, Dennis Dempsey, Robert Crocker, Margaret Barr, Graham Saunders, Janice Clements, Brian Nelson.

Dr Bryan Gallagher, Bishop of Port Pirie, received 23 debutantes at the Catholic Ball at the town hall. They were: June Baird, Mary Jones, Natalia Petagna, Marlene Williams, Lisa Antona, Marlene Meyers, Rita Hennahane, Mary Langenberg, Jeanne O'Brien, Joan Baird, Maureen Keane, Annette Keane, Ann McLaughlin, Joan Brown, Maureen Dunstall, Marlene Gray, Dawn Groverman, Kay Powell, Vanessa Fitzgerald. The miniature debutantes who formed a guard-of-honour for the debs were Mary Quinn, Ann Curlis, Suzanne Lauritsen, Mary Zubrinich, Susan Johnson, Charmaine Lawrence, Annette Dowler, Shane Coligan, Jillian Melrose, Mary Lauritsen, Pam May, Julie Barbieri, Monica Zubrinich.

The Salvation Army opened a new Sunday school in the Scout Hall in Knapman Street.

Midway Motors opened a used car outlet in Ellen Street opposite the Pirie Hotel with Bill Pasche as manager.

The winners of the baby show at the Smelter's Picnic were champion girl Linda Staker, champion boy Michael Chegwidden. Miss Picnic was won by Fay Brakenridge and the sports attire Lavina Christensen.

The cast of 'Varieties of 1955' which was produced by Harry Madigan were Shirley Patrick, Norma Ryan, Gloria Connelly, Rhonda Bowley, Pat Allen, Lorna Grimm, Laurel Porter, Felicia House, Denise Ellis, Shirley Messenger, Joy Howard, Maxine Johanson, Valerie Woolman, Joan Baird, June Baird, juniors Gail Madigan, Karen Bonner, Helen Thomas, Ruth Pannell, Carolyn Clark, Bob Fenton, Harry Madigan, Stan Woolman, Les Wilson, John Harridan, Bert Wiskar, Dina Funda, Leon Rodda, Lyall Ward, Albert Reid, John McLean.

Port Pirie Cycle Club built a new clubroom on Port Germein Road.

The honour of making a century on turf went to Ted Brittain who made 102 not out in B Grade. He hit 15 fours at Memorial Oval.