Gunning News with Ann Darbyshire | March 17

MYSTERY SOLVED

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

But there was more to come.

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

MEMORIES: Rodney Howarth was able to help identify the mystery girl on a sports trophy. Mr Howarth had similar trophies and a relevant 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 to help identify others in the photo.

Poignantly another face in the photo is that of a smiling blond boy – named Barry Thompson – who was killed in the Vietnam War, as recorded on the Gunning Cenotaph and in Gunning General Cemetery.

VALE: Barry Thompson was the only Gunning person lost in the Vietnam War - his name is inscribed on the Gunning Cenotaph.

VALE: Barry Thompson was the only Gunning person lost in the Vietnam War - his name is inscribed on the Gunning Cenotaph.

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!”  

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

SQUEAKY CLEAN: 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 between 6 and 9, now is a great time to bring them along on a Monday evening between 5.30 and 7pm to the Scout Hall on Warrataw Street to have a look and see if they would enjoy the fun and games!

RACING 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 Cernovskis 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 Cernovskis driving Billy Bolt won the Walmsley Family Race shading Our Golden Jet driven by Codi Rauchenberg.

Rikki Cernovskis struck again in the Telegraph Hotel Gunning Pace with Long Hot Summer edging out Arctic driven by Daniel Rowell.

COMING UP

  • Sun 19/3 2pm String Contingent @ Gunning Court Room, 4845 1566
  • Tue 21/3 7am Business breakfast, Old Coach Stables, $10pp RSVP 0417 490 095
  • Fri 24/3 11am Rescheduled World Day of Prayer, St Edmunds, Gunning
  • Sat 25/3 9-1pm Dalton School Fete – for stalls ph Kath, 4845 6396