New proprietors for Jerilderie Motors
THEY didn’t quite make the 80th anniversary, but after 77 years in the business of looking after cars and customers, Jerilderie Motors connection to the Crittenden family ceased at the end of June, and that business name will pass into history.
Brothers Stan and Arthur Crittenden started Jerilderie Motors in 1934, taking on the NRMA agency two years later.
Arthur died in 1978, and Stan continued in the business until his death in 1984.
Stan’s son John and Arthur’s son Bruce continued to run the family business with Dave Tamlyn until Dave’s retirement mid 1990s. Bruce retired in 1999. Since then, John, who started as an apprentice 42 years ago, his wife Jenny and their loyal staff have kept the wheels turning.
John recently decided he would prefer to concentrate on the air conditioning part of the business, with his sons Ignatius and Ambrose (when Ambrose is not at University studying Psychology).
John and Jenny thank all their loyal customers for their patronage, and look forward to providing a service with their Crittenden Heating and Cooling business.
New proprietors of the former Jerilderie Motors, Stuart and Tanya Smith, who took over on July 1 will continue the garage and NRMA services in conjunction with their existing business - Jerilderie Tyre Service - and will operate under that name.
Long serving Jerilderie Motors mechanic Vern Pearson will stay on for the time being, as will young mechanic Adam Sweeney. We wish them all well.
●●● Sympathy is extended to Craig Moffitt following the death of his father in Sydney last week.
Sympathy is also ex- tended to the families of two former Jerilderie people who passed away last week.
Kelvin O’Connell, who had moved to Albury some years ago, and was pre-deceased by his wife Grace, and Les Jukes, who with his wife Jackie, resided in Tungamah.
●●● A very special luncheon was held at the Colony Inn Hotel on Sunday July 10 when Betty Knight and her twin sister Margaret Williams from Red Cliff in Victoria, celebrated their 80th birthdays (actual date July 6).
About 35 guests attended, including many old friends and family members, who enjoyed a lovely week-end of memories shared. Many happy returns!
●●● Another 80th birthday will be celebrated this weekend with Marg O’Connell celebrating her big day on July 22.
Friends are invited to join the family for a cup of tea in St Joseph’s Parish Hall, after the 10.30am Mass on Sunday July 24.
Drop in and have a chat with Marg and wish her a happy 80th.
Best wishes for many more.
●●● At the recent annual general meeting of Jerilderie Menshed, Rob Way was returned as president, Bill Hines vice president, Ray Bright and Clara Way as joint secretaries, Bruce Crittenden treasurer, and Morrie Lawton as assistant treasurer.
Menshed meetings are held every Thursday at the shed in Mahonga Street. All welcome.
●●● Jerilderie Lions Club annual meeting was held recently, returning Paul Ryan as president, Richard Wright as secretary, Malcolm Campbell as treasurer, with vice presidents Harry Sleeman and Bill Parkinson.
●●● A reminder that the Jerilderie Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual general meeting next Thursday July 28 at 2pm at the Community Centre.
Nominations are invited for all executive positions, and should be submitted to the secretary, Judy Ryan before that date.
●●● Although November 6 might seem a long way off, plans are well in hand for the ‘Bridal Gown parade’ which will be a feature of this year’s annual Hospital Fete.
Marjie Honeyman has gowns, girls and assistants organised and on notice.
It should be a great event.
In conjunction with the bridal gown parade, a fun guessing competition will be held, of photos of bridal couples, married 35 years or more, on their wedding days.
You have to guess who they are.
Judy Ryan will be collecting photos with relevant information, so if you would like to be part of the display, and fit the criteria, contact Judy with a copy of your wedding photo.
It doesn’t have to be a studio portrait, a happy snap will do as well, as long as it is clear.
You must have been married for at least 35 years, with both spouses still alive and together.
●●● Don’t leave your bookings too late for the Jerilderie Pre-school Master Chef night on Saturday August 6.
Tickets at $25 each, should be booked and paid for by Monday Monday August 1 at the Shire Office.
Tables or single bookings available.
It is understood that the luscious Nigella will be making a guest appearance, along with other judges Kip Barlow and Jodie Allen.
Your host for the night will be David Matt Preston Kennett.
The six odd couples who will be taking part in the cook-off must be feeling the pressure as the evening draws closer.
●●● The Jerilderie library looks warm and inviting with around 40 brightly coloured ‘Wraps With Love’ on display around the library.
These rugs have been knitted or crocheted by local craft women, and are on display until the end of July.
Anyone who enjoys knitting or crochet is invited to join the knitting circle at the library every Thursday morning from 10am.
The wraps are made to send overseas to those in need.