New pro­pri­etors for Jer­ilderie Mo­tors

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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.

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