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MOUNT Horrocks Historical Society
(MHHS) has two big events coming up
in November, and everyone is invited to
join in the celebrations.
First up on Saturday, November 8, is
the inaugural celebration 175th Founding
of Penwortham, (founded in 1839,) the
frst settlement, and with the frst stone
building, north of Gawler.
The day starts at 5pm with a fag rais-
ing ceremony near Horrocks Monument.
The fag will be blessed by Rev Prue
Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
Mayor, Allan Aughey, Geoff Brock MP,
and three descendants ofArthur Horrocks
will also be attending.
A visit to the Horrocks gravesite will
follow, and then everyone is invited to
join together for a barbecue tea at Hor-
Meat is provided but please BYO salad
to share, drinks and chair.
Parking is available near St Mark's
The other exciting MHHS event will
be held on Tuesday, November 11, with
the rededication of the arch and gates at
the entrance to the Watervale Soldiers'
It has been a long process to get the
arch and gates ready for this occasion.
Back in March 2012, Mount Horrocks
Historical Society (MHHS) members
started the search to locate the Memorial
Arch and Gates which were erected after
WWII, and once stood at the entrance to
Once they were found, with grants
from the Department of Veteran Affairs
and the ANZAC Commemoration Fund,
work started on the restoration of the
arch and gates.
David Spackman led a diligent group
of volunteers with the restoration project,
and fnally, the time has come for the
Appropriately, the ceremony will be
held on November 11, Remembrance
Day, at 3pm.
Primary school students will be there
to assist with setting up and singing.
Following the service, afternoon
tea will be provided by the Watervale
Please RSVP to secretary, Anne Wed-
dle, on 8843 0140 if you wish to attend.
WHO said BMX bikes were for young kids?
There are some "big" kids who still love riding
them, including Port Wakefeld Hotel’s manager,
Darryl owns four bikes and will have two on
display in the hotel.
Prior to his now very busy work commitments,
Darryl's love of BMX bikes saw him compete in
retro-racing at Cross Keys BMX track.
"Basically it's old blokes on BMX bikes, hav-
ing a great time," he said.
To share his love for BMX bikes, Darryl is
hosting “Radelaide” on Saturday, November 15 at
fully restored "old
school" bikes will
be at the hotel beer
garden on Saturday
travel from SA and
"All the bikes
on show are "old
school," from the
1970s and 80s,"
Bikes will be
judged in various
categories, and after
lunch, everyone is
invited to take their
own bikes for a spin
around the town.
Raffe tickets are
on sale now, and
one lucky person
will win a brand
new BMX bike, padlock, and a helmet, worth
about $650, donated by JT Cycles at Elizabeth.
JT Cycles will also be bringing some other
bikes for local children to test ride.
Being very community minded, and consider-
ing the fre tragedy last Friday, Darryl said all pro-
ceeds of the raffe will go to the Harrison family.
Donations can be made at the hotel or local
businesses in the town.
Port Wakefeld CFS will bring a fre truck for
everyone to have a look at.
Darryl, his wife Donna, and event co-ordinator
Jon Moore, invite everyone to come along and
have a look at the very impressive collection of
bikes, with some valued at $10,000.
Admission to Radelaide is free, so it’s a great
family day out.
The hotel will trade as usual, so why not stay
and enjoy lunch or dinner.
And after dinner there will be the popular
For details on BMX bikes, check out OZBMX.
com.au on the website, or bmxsa.com.au
AubuRN Community De-
is holding its third "Open
Gardens of Auburn" event on
Sunday, November 16, from
There will be fve gardens
on show, two within the town,
and three other larger gardens
on properties within several
minutes drive of the town.
The gardens are all quite
different in size, growing condi-
tions, and plant choices.
ACDA hopes to enthuse
people to get into gardening,
no matter what size their garden
or budget, and whatever soil,
wind and water they have to
The starting point for the
event will be Centenary Park in
Auburn (corner King street and
Horrocks Highway) where the
Auburn primary school will be
holding a sausage sizzle.
Entry to the event is $10.00
per person, and for this you
receive a map showing the loca-
tion of each garden, entry into
the gardens, and afternoon tea
at Hillsview Estate, Auburn.
Malcolm Campbell, noted
Horticulturist and ABC radio
presenter will be guest speaker
at the afternoon tea.
Private gardens on show
are owned by Anne and John
Bastian, Maureen and Lyall
Thomas, Rhonda and Jeff Sey-
mour, and Andrew Michael .
Andrew's garden also has a
cellar door on site, showcasing
The ffth garden is Auburn
primary school's Stephanie
Alexander Kitchen Garden,
where the very proud students
will be available to show you
their garden and produce.
This promises to be a very
enjoyable and inspiring after-
noon, with beautiful gardens,
a fabulous guest speaker, and
delicious afternoon tea.
THE heritage of stonework
was the subject at the annual
Heritage Service at the Auburn
Uniting Church on Sunday, Octo-
ber 26, when Peter Russell, local
stonemason, was asked to give a
Peter has had 35 years expe-
rience working on a variety of
heritage buildings throughout
Peter had a selection of dif-
ferent dressed stones on display
- plinth, small window quoin,
cornice, voussoir (part of a stone
arch), a number of stones from the
demolished part of the Auburn
Institute (cornice, chimney top,
vertical dressed stone, dressed
stones for off square land-titles),
fine-grained Watervale sand-
stone, quoin from Riverton Insti-
tute, limestone/calcrete samples,
and red bricks, three ranging from
thin, the oldest, to thicker, the cur-
rent size, and cant bricks, pressed
to a shape for use in limestone
buildings and chimneys.
His selection of slides showed
some of the stonework repairs and
maintenance he had done in South
Australia and some examples
of fne local stonework by our
Peter explained the use of dif-
ferent tools used by stonemasons,
a selection being on the scaffold-
ing erected for the service.
The Auburn branch of the
National Trust lent the stone-
masonry tools of Joseph Meller
for the display, while photos
of stone buildings were lent by
the Riverton History Centre,
Saddleworth Library and the Au-
burn branch of the National Trust.
Peter Lane, Community Min-
ister, and Brenda Supple, prepared
the devotions for the service on
the building of our lives.
BMX bikes to
go on show
SEAN from JT Cycles
Elizabeth with the BMX
Horrocks society to host
Auburn gardens open up to public
GREAT FAMILY DAY OUT FROM 10AM
• BMX bike rafﬂe - donated
by JT Cycles Elizabeth
• Proceeds to the Harrison family
• Donations for the Harrison family
can be made at the hotel and other
local businesses in Port Wakeﬁeld
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