Gunning News with Ann Darbyshire

Joy Beeton (nee Lees), who sadly passed away last year, was the mystery lass on the trophy unearthed recently.

OLD TIMES: Rodney Howarth was able to help identify the mystery girl on a sports trophy. Mr Howarth had similar trophies and a school photo.

OLD TIMES: Rodney Howarth was able to help identify the mystery girl on a sports trophy. Mr Howarth had similar trophies and a school photo.

Rodney Howarth, formerly of Gunning and now in Goulburn, has similar trophies plus a copy of a photo taken of Gunning 1st and 2nd Classes in 1955 that includes Joy Lees. A copy will be placed in the Gunning Library.

Poignantly, another face in the photo is that of a smiling blond boy – Barry Thompson – who was killed in the Vietnam War.

Barry Thompson was the only Gunning casualty of the Vietnam War.

Barry Thompson was the only Gunning casualty of the Vietnam War.

SCOUTS CAR WASH

The Gunning Cubs and Scouts held a very successful car wash fundraiser at February Lions Markets. Many thanks go to all who supported them, including Stuart and staff at the Metro Service Station plus Goulburn Heritage Car Club members. The youngsters obviously did a great job as one local looking to collect his car walked past it saying, “That’s not mine. It’s too shiny!”  

CLEAN MACHINE: Layla Primmer and Hal Boyce hard at work washing a Gunning Heritage Car Club vehicle at the Gunning Cubs and Scouts Fundraiser.

CLEAN MACHINE: Layla Primmer and Hal Boyce hard at work washing a Gunning Heritage Car Club vehicle at the Gunning Cubs and Scouts Fundraiser.

If you have a child aged 6-9, bring them along on a Monday evening, 5.30-7pm, to the Scout Hall on Warrataw Street.

ACING RIKKI!

At the harness racing meet before last month’s Gunning show, local driver Rikki Cernovskis had a bottler of a meet. She won two of the five scheduled races and placed second in another two.

In the John Granger Pace, Dennis Picker drove Flight One Three Six to victory with second going to Rikki driving Cypress Song. They finished in the same order with Caringbah Kid and Jakalija respectively in Southern Wool Traders race.

The Greg Heffernan Memorial race was won by Boobalaga Road driven by Daniel Rowell. Rikki driving Billy Bolt won the Walmsley Family Race shading Our Golden Jet driven by Codi Rauchenberg. Rikki struck again in the Telegraph Hotel Gunning Pace with Long Hot Summer edging out Arctic driven by Daniel Rowell.

COMING UP

  • 19/3: String Contingent at Gunning Court Room, 2pm, 4845 1566
  • 21/3: Business breakfast, Old Coach Stables, 7am, $10pp, RSVP 0417 490 095
  • 24/3: World Day of Prayer, 11am, St Edmund’s
  • 25/3: Dalton School Fete, 9-1pm. Stalls: 4845 6396