Times Gone By: Drive-in starts Sunday night sessions

August 4

1967: Sunday screening: The Gladstone Town Council has granted permission for the new Drive-In Theatre to have Sunday night screenings.

This was decided at the meeting of the Council on Monday night, when the proprietors of the theatre advised the council that they would then cancel the permit for the Regent Theatre, which is at present screening on Sunday evenings

1977: Nurse of the Year Quest - Gladstone entrant of the Nurse of the Year Quest, Annette Rowe, will be raising funds to go to the Cancer Research Fund until Tuesday. September 20.

There'll be a progressive dinner on August 27, owing to the popularity of the last one.

Winner of the fortnightly raffle - a beauty case of cosmetics - was Wendy Cuddihy of the switchboard at the hospital.

Chemist facelift - Undergoing major reconstruction in Goondoon Street is one of the oldest pharmacies in the State.

The pharmacy now owned and conducted by Mr W. J. Barker, has records dating well back into the last century.

Mr Barker said the building would be completely new when finished as the back section had been renovated some time ago.

Mr Barker has owned the pharmacy for 40 years.

Before that Mr F. G. Clarke conducted it over a period of about 30 years. A Mr Sapsford was the owner before him.



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