Nosey looks back to 1952

Des 'Nosey' Parker

Des 'Nosey' Parker

1985: At the rehearsals for the Blessing of the Fleet variety concert were Rose Rafanelli, left, Sam DeGioia, Chill Introna, Vic Caputo and Shirley Patrick.

1985: At the rehearsals for the Blessing of the Fleet variety concert were Rose Rafanelli, left, Sam DeGioia, Chill Introna, Vic Caputo and Shirley Patrick.

Coralie Fletcher wins the Junior Bathing Beauty Contest. Other contenders were Ronda Saxby, Marie Walters, Joyleen Clarke, Maxine Johanson, Barbara Oxlade, Anne Walters, Judy Rowe, Yvonne Patek, Betty Stockman, Patricia Criere, Kathleen Camellieri, Maxine Madson, Marlene Schebella and Patricia Culpin.

Thousands watched as tennis stars Ken McGregor and Merv Rose, both Australian Davis Cup players, gave a display.

The steamer Moonta was to take 500 residents to Whyalla for the visit to that city of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. This was later cancelled because of the death of King George VI.

Hiscock Motors changed its name to Auto Crash Repariers. This was done by owner Gordon Martin.

The grand championship carrying South Australian Rifle Association Silver Medal was won by well-known Pirie marksman A.C. Brandford at No.6 North Western District Rifle Range Union's annual prize meeting.

The first wedding at St Mark's Cathedral since the church was raised to a cathedral was that of Carmel Rose McBride to Leslie James Manuel. The output of the uranium treatment plant in the first year will be 500 tons which will earn $5 million.

A crowd of 800 was present at St Paul's Debutante Ball to greet Betty Clinton-Tom Clinton, Dawn Warman-Tom Maxwell, Margaret Marsh-Garth Polkinghorne, Barbara Green-Robert Arnold, Lorraine Lockett-Bob Matthews, Elaine Oates-Roger Martin, Barbara Holze-Bob Norris, Pat Nolan-Syd Dixon, Coralie Fletcher-Barry Thompson, Nancy Davies-Geoff Worrall, Phyllis Rich-Reg Walton, Barbara Challinger-Les Colman, Kay Sellars-Jim Grieve, Judith Minnis-Vaugh Taylor, Denise Bonner-Bob Ellis, Pam Ellery-David Warner, Norma Allison-Bill Buchanan, Anne Hyde-Max Hyde, Dawn Grenfell-Dan O'Connor, Daphne Munn-Henry Munn, Pam Hisgrove-Noel Zubrinich and Margaret Thompson-Ron Hogan.

Impressive welcome to new Bishop of Port Pirie Dr Bryan Gallagher who captivated a big gathering with his friendly disposition.

The first Port Pirie candidate in the Miss South Australia Quest was Barbara McKinnon.

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