Pay your respects
Finley Anzac Day Services/march details have been provided by the Finley Subbranch, and are as follows:
Dawn Service – from 5.50am at the Finley Memorial Park. A ‘Gunfire Breakfast’ will be available at the Finley Returned Soldiers Club directly after the service for all those who attend. A gold coin donation would be appreciated.
Anzac Day March and Service – The march will form up at the corner of Ulupna and Murray Sts about 10.30am. It will then move off at 11am down Murray St to the Finley Memorial Park for the service. On completion veterans and families, along with members of the public, are invited back to the comfort of the Finley RS Club for refreshments and a possible game of twoup.
If you require any additional information, contact sub-branch secretary Warren Grant on 0457 472 685 or president Jimmy White on 5883 2228.
Finley Uniting Church is again inviting you along to its Friendship Morning, to be held this Thursday starting at 10am. It will conclude with a light lunch.
Don’t forget Crazy Whist has been brought forward a week to Saturday, April 13 due to Easter. Play begins at 1.30pm.
All are welcome to join in these activities.
Don’t forget this Saturday to hop into town for the Finley Show Society street stall.
All money raised will go to the running of this year’s Finley Show on September 1.
A great range of delicious and useful goods and goodies will be available and raffle tickets for a load of fire wood will also be sold.
Keep an eye out or call into Jenny Tarrant’s shop to purchase tickets for her Easter raffle supporting the Cancer Council and the upcoming Biggest Morning Tea.
Boomerang Bags and wonderful products await you at Lyn’s new shop.
Pop in and have a look around or join in on Monday afternoons making the bags. Children are welcome.
The Finley Pioneer Railway Group’s next meeting will be held at the Railway Station at 2pm on Tuesday, April 30. Everyone is welcome to chug along. The Finley Pioneer Railway Group is still looking for any photos of the station, turntable and cattle yards. If you can help, contact Syd Dudley on 5883 1677.
The raffle conducted by Langunyah Finley Red Cross on election day was won by Mrs V Rands.
Thank you for your support. The money will go to Red Cross Relief.
NSW school holidays start this Friday, April 12.
Please remember to drive carefully and keep your eyes open. Roads get very busy this time of year, especially with people travelling for the Easter break.
Remember eyes on the road not on the screen and that call can wait until you are parked and safe before returning it.
Buckle up yourself and the kids, and watch out for kangaroos and emus.
With the school holidays fast approaching and lots of us taking to the highways and byways, or just going to visit grandbabies and family, I thought this article from The Finley Mail dated March 1941 might just tickle you.
Motor Car Registrations
Following the passing of the Victorian compulsory third party insurance act, special cover must be taken out by motorists visiting that state, reports the NRMA.
Upon entering Victoria, they must report to the police, produce their driving license and certificate of registration, and obtain a visitor permit and at the same time effect third party cover for whatever period they intend to remain in the state.
The charge for the cover is four shillings for the first week and one shilling a week there-after.
Sincere thanks to Peter Hamilton for this fabulous peek into our history.
Thank you to all who contributed to this week’s column. Please feel free to contact me with your news, stories and photographs, and remember I am always willing to attend to your event.
Phone 0401 318 263 or email bethfromfin[email protected]