Tinonee Topics with Pam Muxlow

Guests David West and wife Maureen, David Gillespie and wife Charlotte with past pupils in front of the Kimbriki Public School during the 150th anniversary celebrations.
Guests David West and wife Maureen, David Gillespie and wife Charlotte with past pupils in front of the Kimbriki Public School during the 150th anniversary celebrations.

Kimbriki School's 150th reunion

Took myself along to the Kimbriki School's 150th celebrations on Sunday morning, not that I was an ex-pupil or had connections with the school but as an interested local. I was also hoping for a chance to meet up with cousins who had attended the school and I wasn't disappointed.

Congratulations to all the organisers who had worked hard to bring it all together and welcomed past students, their families, visitors and official guests to a day of reminiscing, food, friendship and photographs.

Folk had come from far and wide as well as locally. The day began with morning tea and a chance to look at some memorabilia (photos, newspaper items) before official guests, Member for Lyne David Gillespie and wife Charlotte, and MCC mayor David West and wife Maureen arrived and the official proceedings began.

Photos were taken of past students with the three oldest students Norma Cox (Weekes), Margaret McFadyen and Marjorie Rouse (Murray) in attendance getting to ring a huge bell to commence the official proceedings. The original school bell from the school is now on exhibition at Manning Valley Historical Society's Museum in Wingham along with a number of other items from the school.

MCC MAYOR David West & David Gillespie Member for Lyne with oldest past pupils in attendance LtoR: Mrs Norma Cox (nee Weekes) Margaret McFadyen and Mrs Marge Rouse (nee Murray) under the bell in grounds of Kimbriki PS.

MCC MAYOR David West & David Gillespie Member for Lyne with oldest past pupils in attendance LtoR: Mrs Norma Cox (nee Weekes) Margaret McFadyen and Mrs Marge Rouse (nee Murray) under the bell in grounds of Kimbriki PS.


Not sure how many turned up, well over 60 I would think, but as usual not everyone signed the visitors book. A number of apologies were received also along with that of Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead and wife Sue who had a prior engagement.

I didn't stay on for lunch but believe the day lasted well into the afternoon.

TWIGS visit to Seafarers Mission Newcastle

Members of Tinonee, Wingham Interesting Groups of Seniors of Wingham Anglican Parish have a trip to the Seafarers Mission in Newcastle as their next outing on Wednesday October 16 and are reminded to take a packed lunch with them.

Tinonee Hall's Bunning's barbecue

Committee members of Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall will be on deck this Saturday October 12 when they man the barbecue at Bunnings Taree. It is hoped that the day will be successful and they thank Bunnings who have provided a $100 gift voucher as a raffle prize with tickets being sold before and during the day.

School holidays, stay safe

It is hoped that all the teachers and school children are enjoying their holiday break before Term 4 begins.

The weather has been kind - not too hot but it would be lovely to have some rain to turn everything from a dusty brown to a clean green - hopefully it will come sooner rather than later.

Tinonee Red Cross issues Melbourne Cup day invites

Invitations have gone out for Tinonee Red Cross's annual Melbourne Cup Day, this year it will be Tuesday November 5 at the usual venue of Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall. Due to decreasing membership of the Tinonee Branch numbers have been limited to 40 guests - so "first in best dressed" as they say and already 15 acceptances have been received.

If interested contact Judy Cluss 6553 1450 or myself Pam Muxlow on 6553 1055 before October 31.