THE WAY WE WERE
FLASHBACK: In spite of wet weather Newtown Park adjacent to Pottinger St became a crowded car-park and Light Horse riders and mounts prepared behind Taylor St tennis court on October 21. The occasion, to mark dedication of the Rod Hultgren Garden Bed as the latest addition to Toowoomba’s International Rose Garden. Rod is well know for his gardening interests as a Carnival of Flowers winner and later judge, development of Toowoomba’s International Rose Gardens, beautification of Rockville State School (RSS) gardens and Gardening Sessions on ABC Radio. Rod will also be remembered by generations of adults that passed, as students, through RSS, where he was Headmaster. Attached is the RSS staff photo of 1987 (including Rod), Rod was learned, well travelled and true gentleman.
PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED BY JOHN LARKIN