Local history buff, Paulette Flint
Local history buff, Paulette Flint Christine McKee

Times Gone By: Beautiful wedding at Methodist Church

1954: A pretty wedding was solemnised at the Methodist Church today when Eileen Phyllis, only daughter of Mr and Mrs JJ Draper, Toolooa Street, was married to Colin, son of Mr and Mrs V Maluga, Wowan.

The bride, who was escorted by her father, Mr Jack Draper, wore a gorgeous gown of Chinese silk lace over satin, styled with sweetheart neckline and short puff sleeves.

She wore a pendant 100 years old, lent by Mrs Merson, of Gladstone.

The bride was attended by Miss Elizabeth (Betty) Ware, while Mr John David, brother of the bride, was best man.

The reception was held at the Niagara Café. The handsomely iced cake was made by Irwin's Bakery.

1959: Miss Delores Titmus and Lois Cant left by on Monday on a trip to North Queensland.

During the holiday the girls will make a Roylene Cruise from Mackay, and then visit Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands.

1970: Bill's Bargain Centre in Goondoon Street is having a closing down sale.

Automatic Washing machine $90, Pope Washing Machine $60, Record Players $48.75, Wardrobes $18.75, new tools less 25%.

1970: Specials Prices at Friend's IG Supermarket: Heinz Tomato Sauce 20 cents, Kraft Tasty Coon Cheese 12 oz 42 cents, Maxwell House instant coffee 4 oz 81 cents, Nestle's Condensed milk 20 cents, Arnott's Biscuits Orange Slice and Monte Carlo 22 cents.



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