Nosey Parker: From the 1947 archives

1965: At the YWCA basketball dinner were Helen Pettman, Beth Price, Barbara Walker, Janice Clements, Daphne Hutchinson, Joan Manfield, Pam Bath and Margaret Evans.
1965: At the YWCA basketball dinner were Helen Pettman, Beth Price, Barbara Walker, Janice Clements, Daphne Hutchinson, Joan Manfield, Pam Bath and Margaret Evans.

The Shiftworkers Club planned big things. The association leased the whole top floor of Eudunda's Farmers Co-operative Society Building in Ellen Street.

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Port Pirie Beach Caravan Park was opened.

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Bullen's Bros Circus' big tent came crashing down during a violent storm over the town.

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Solomontown Beach Carnival Bathing Beauty winner was Gloria Brine. The winning babies were Julie Ryan and Paul Flavel.

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166 cameras and 30 radios were missing from the cargo on 'The Empire Swordsman' in a consignment from New York.

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R.E & E Veitch took over R.G Easson Store on the corner of Burt Street and Moorhouse Street. This is now part of Gallagher Village.

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BHAS swimmer Brian Loew, 13, had an easy win in Pirie's swim-thru with M Tanner as the fastest.

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Pirie South Baptist Hall on the corner Three Chain Road and Warren Street was blown down during a storm that hit the town.

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Port Pirie YMCA debutantes and partners were Jean Rowlands - Graham Pillar, Amy McVicar - Vivian Eyers, Bunty Bottrall - Ron Rudd, Betty Robinson - John Bailey, Muriel Roberts - Graham Bowering, Ruth Roberts - John Holt, Patricia Wilson - Fred Brown, Margaret Swanbury - Don McLeod, Lorna Hyde - Colin Baker.

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A memorial flag pole was unveiled at Tennyson Plaground in memory of Mr Frank Adams who died on his wife's grave on Mother's Day in the previous year. He was the driving force in the development of the playground.

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Prests Ltd opened a new store in Glenelg.

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

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A new playground was started in Read Street. The first trees were planted. The men behind the new playground were Ross Trenerry, Jack Catchpole, Ted Coligan, Fred Shillabeer and Ted Nelson. It was called Commons Park.

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St Mark's Cathedral was gutted by fire with the damage bill hitting 20,000 pounds. It was Pirie's biggest blaze in 30 years. Priest Fr P Coffet entered the raging inferno to rescue the blessed sacrament.

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Pirie's second disastrous fire in seven day. Thousands of pounds of damage was caused to the BHAS research plant with 15 rooms on the top floor practically gutted.

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A trophy for the best junior cricketer was donated by the family of John Warman to the Ellendale Boys Cricket Club. John lost his life when he was hit on the head by a cricket ball.

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Arnie Edwards won the Australian Great Road Cycle Race when he finished first in Warrnambool to Melbourne 165 miles in six hours and 57 minutes. He won from a field of 227 starters.

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A new palladium dance hall was opened at Church Circle behind the Jack Starke store. Solomontown Football Club with the Les Oaklands Band ran the opening night.

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The Scott Medal was won by Don McLeod from Solomontown Football Club. Runner-up was M Pollard from Port Football Club. Mick Ganley from Solomontown Football Club won the Recorder Medal. George Jobson, Port Football Club, was runner-up.

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St Andrew's Stuart won the Port Pirie Women's Hockey grand final from Crystal Brook. The team was K Armstrong, E Tavener, J Armstrong, M Armstrong, P Mortess, L Petros, B Charles, P Egan, N Clark, L Murn, M Middleton, D Arthur, P Elliott.