Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Articles on Playfords history

Occassionally I come across articles that feature some aspect of Playford's history.  Here are two recent ones.

An article about cricket and growing up in Eliazabeth in the 1970's.

Bowled (Canna) Lily – Park Cricket in 1970s Elizabeth
November 18, 2014 by Mark Schwerdt

The saddest selfie: Touching self portrait taken by WW1 soldier reveals proud young man in his bedroom shortly before flying to his death at the age of just 21. THomas Charles Richmond Baker born in Smithfield.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Elizabeth Clubs and groups

Looking at the history of Elizabeth, one thing that has always amazed me is the number of clubs and groups that existed in the early years.    Here is a list from the 1960's.  Some I have no idea what they did.  Maybe you were a member of a club and have some informaition to share.  We would love to hear from you.

Apex Club of ElizabethCivilian Widows AssociationCountry Women’s AssociationElizabethan John Ball Association
Elizabeth Amateur Cine Society
Elizabeth Amateur Radio Club
Elizabeth Angling Club
Elizabeth Archery Club
Elizabeth Arts Society
Elizabeth Bowls Club
Elizabeth Caledonian Society
Elizabeth Camera Club
Elizabeth Centrals Darts Club
Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce
Elizabeth Chess Club
Elizabeth Creative Writers Club
Elizabeth Greyhound Racing Club
Elizabeth Sporting Club
Elizabeth Floral and Horticultural Society
Elizabeth Grove Darts Club
Elizabeth Harmony Choir
Elizabeth Judokai Club
Elizabeth Junior Chamber of Commerce
Elizabeth Lions Club
Elizabeth Lions Ladies
Elizabeth Model Aero and Boat Club
Elizabeth Model Road Racing Club
Elizabeth Moto Cycle Club
Elizabeth North Progress Assoc
Elizabeth Progress Council
Elizabeth Philatelic Society
Elizabeth Pistol Club
Elizabeth Racing Pigeons Club
Elizabeth Ratepayers Association
Elizabeth Repertory Company
Elizabeth Review Group
Elizabeth Riding Club
Elizabeth RSL Ladies Auxiliary
Elizabeth & Salisbury Old Tyme Dance Club
Elizabeth-Salisbury Air Force Association
Elizabeth-Salisbury Sub-Branch Thirty Niners
Elizabeth School of Dancing
Elizabeth Singers
Elizabeth Society of Yorkshiremen
Elizabeth Model Railway Club
Elizabeth-Salisbury Public Schools Choral Society
Elizabeth South Junior Red Cross
Elizabeth Sub-Branch ALP
Elizabeth Sub-Branch RSL
Elizabeth Variety Orchestra
Elizabeth West Workign Men’s Club
Ex-Naval Association of Aust (Sub branch)
Ex POW Sub Branch Ladeis Auxillary
Good Neighbour Council
League of Health
Northern Districts Underwater Club
North Downs Residents Association
Para District Obedience Dog Club
Penguin Club of Elizabeth
Royal Air Force Assoc
Salisbury and Elizabeth Brass Band
Elizabeth-Salisbury Bush Nursery Society
Elizabeth-Salisbury Old age and Invalid Pensioners Assoc
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Vale Sports and Social Club
YWCA Housewives Clubs
Munno Para Invitation Homing Pigeon Club
North Para Scouts and Cubs
Elizabeth Northern Division Girl Guides
Girls Life Brigade
British Empire Boys
Eighteen Plus Club
Elizabeth Girl Dancing and Physical Culture
Glen Elizabeth Club
North Elizabeth Youth Club
RSL Elizabeth Girls Marching Club
Teens Club

Monday, December 8, 2014

Local Business 1965

Here are some local business advertisments from the Messenger NEwspaper in 1965. 
Does it bring back any memories?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Memories

Family history is more than names and dates on a tree.  That’s always a great starting  point, but creating stories about your ancestors is what brings people to life and makes your family history remarkable.
For many, the time approaching Christmas evokes memories about this time of year.  Christmas traditions, Christmas trees, dinners, presents, family members, Father Christmas and who could forget food.  It takes time, practice and help to record your memories.  So often events get reduced to one sentence, such as, yes, we celebrated Christmas in our house.

Christmas is a great time to consider recording these memories for your family history.  Genebloggers has created an advent calendar of Christmas memories, 24 prompts to help you record your Christmas time memories.  Each day there is a topic with questions for you to ponder. Day one, what are your memories of your family putting up the Christmas tree? Day five, what songs were your favourites as a child and are they still your favourites or do you have new ones?  Once you get started you will realise there are many stories that are worth recording for future generations.  You can view the whole Advent calendar of Christmas Memories here http://adventcalendar.geneabloggers.com/   
If this inspires you to delve into your family history, you can access further assistance from our local history volunteers, the Elizabeth Library in the New Year.  Our volunteers are taking a well-earned break from 10th December and will return in the New Year on the 14th of January.  There is no need to book, come along, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 – 1:00pm or Friday 9:00 – 12:00pm.  Until then have a Merry Christmas and make many more happy memories for the future.