Mem­o­ries of Air­lie now recorded on DVD

Whitsunday Times - - BETTER BUSINESS | LOCAL NEWS -

THE story of the Whit­sun­days in the 1970s and 1980s has been recorded on a DVD soon to be avail­able to the gen­eral pub­lic.

This has all come about af­ter the suc­cess­ful Whit­sun­day re­union held at the Air­lie Bowls Club in June when past and present Whit­sun­day lo­cals gath­ered to cel­e­brate the life­style and the achieve­ments of the 1970s and 1980s.

Old friends par­tied to­gether and shared their mem­o­ra­bilia of this era.

Among the trea­sures which emerged were his­tor­i­cal pho­tos, rare movie footage, mu­sic record­ings, t-shirts, mag­a­zine and news­pa­per ar­ti­cles and much more – all telling the sto­ries of that spe­cial era when the life­style was re­laxed and when tourism was evolv­ing.

Adrian Con­nor, the pho­tog­ra­pher who cap­tured the June re­union on film, was in­spired by the spirit of the re­union and be­came pas­sion­ate about pre­serv­ing and en­hanc­ing the im­ages and de­pict­ing the essence of life here in the 1970s and the 1980s.

Over many weeks of vol­un­tary and painstak­ing work, Adrian has sifted through the mem­o­ra­bilia that emerged.

Us­ing his film edit­ing skills, Adrian Con­nor has cre­ated a mem­o­rable DVD com­bin­ing film, pho­tos, mu­sic and voice over into a co­he­sive, in­ter­est­ing and heart­warm­ing col­lec­tion.

This DVD will be launched at a so­cial gath­er­ing of old and new lo­cals to­mor­row, Fri­day Septem­ber 6 at the Air­lie Beach Bowls Club from 5pm.

There will be a DVD view­ing and copies will be avail­able to pur­chase.

The evening is also an Air­lie Beach farewell for Allen and Bar­bara South­wood, long term lo­cals and co-founders with Bob Porter of the Air­lie Beach Fun Race.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Pam Pole on 4946 1271, 0448 870 482 or pam­pole@hot­mail.com

Fri­day night is also bare­foot bowls night at the Air­lie Beach Bowls Club so those at­tend­ing the DVD launch are in­vited to stay on to en­joy a so­cial evening with friends, with the Fri­day sausage siz­zle and a game of bare­foot bowls as pleas­ant op­tional ex­tras.

LO­CAL FIG­URES: Allen South­wood and Bob Porter – founders of the Air­lie Beach Fun Race – are among the many in­ter­est­ing peo­ple fea­tured on the Air­lie Beach DVD.

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