Murray Bridge Pensioners Association hears from historian Ken Wells, pianist Ian Colley

Photo: File.
Photo: File.

Murray Bridge Pensioners Association is well underway for another year.

In January we celebrated the beginning of our activities with a gathering in John Dohler Hall and enjoyed entertainment with Ian Colley and his very talented wife and daughter, who sang beautiful songs as Ian entertained with very lovely piano rendition.

It was decided by voting of all members and the committee that in future there would be no raffle prizes, but instead three tickets would be drawn each meeting and gift vouchers would be given which can be used in Murray Bridge shopping centres: Coles, Woolworths, Big W et cetera.

At the conclusion of the afternoon, tea and savouries were enjoyed by the 19 members present and our wonderful entertainers.

Due to the very hot weather conditions, membership numbers were down.

On Wednesday, February 27 at 1.30pm we embarked on our second meeting of the year.

Twenty-five members attended but still many were absent due to the continuing hot weather conditions.

Nevertheless, everyone present enjoyed a most interesting talk and the showing of photographic slides by a very renowned member of Murray Bridge society, namely Ken Wells.

Mr Wells was born here in 1934 and recounted the change in Murray Bridge over the years, especially in Bridge Street shop front changes.

So many more changes have occurred in Murray Bridge over the past 50 years and more, and all present were enthralled to see these changes portrayed by Mr Wells with his photographs.

After enjoying an hour of entertainment on Memory Lane, Mr Wells, was given a tremendous ovation and then joined us for afternoon tea and refreshments.

The afternoon's activities concluded at about 3.30pm.