Throwback ThursdayMarch 1978

Throwback Thursday | March 1978 Basketball presentation , Ross White, Reg Cowden, Allan Mundey and members of the winning PBC womens team Ethel May, Vivian Knight, Leeane May and Helen Dul
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Basketball news – Kath McCraken joined the exclusive ranks of life member of the Lithgow District Basketball Association

Baseball action – Lansdowne No 2 runner Kevin Baker comes home while stopgap catcher Billy Boundy looks for the ball in the outfield

Baseball action – Trevor Mills was set to trap G Muir sliding back to base. Was he out??

Cute: Christie Thurlow’s pet rabbit Peter was the grand champion of the RSPCA pet show held at Lithgow Primary School back in 1978. With over 60 exhibitors it was considered a success.

Girl Guides – Zoe Burgess received the honor of going to Sydney to receive the Queen’s Guide certificate from the Governor of New Sale Wales

Baseball action – Grand finalists Workies Animals; M Seckold, P Fenton, I Pilley, G Hilliard, D Collins, G Goodwin, P Nightingale, K Hanrahan, G Dean, K Lewis.

Baseball action – Grand finalists Lansdowne CIG; D Evan,s T Mills, W Robson, G Vought, G Nicholls, A Dellabosca, P Kearney, P Burden, S Casey

Around the school – Some students from Class 2 ten at Cooerwull infants school took part in a project named “our community”. They dropped into Cook Street fire station to see what type of equipment the fire brigade used. Brett Roach, Roger Smith, Angelique Brown, Lisa Piggott and trying to squirt the photographer is Scott Williams

Lucky shopper photo taken at the Co-Op Society’s Supermarket

Esme Finn had to make a run for cover in 1978 after a sudden storm hit.

This week’s Throwback Thursday gallery is proudly brought to you by the Lithgow Show Society. The 2015 Lithgow Show is open on Friday March 20 from 2pm-10pm and Saturday March 21 from 10am-10pm

Some of the specials available at Bracey’s

Woolworths specials available in 1978.

Lithgow High School sports afternoon, a tense moment in the mixed doubles as Bronwyn Baker gets ready to take a shot while partner David Jennings keeps his eye on the ball

Floodtime, some shots of the water gushes across farmers creek bridge and across the driveway of the Golden Fleece service station at Bowenfels

Floodtime, frustrated drivers trying to get across the flooded section of road at Great Western Highway Bowenfels.

Floodtime, The swollen farmers creek

Specials at Coles just in time for Easter

Floodtime, The heartbreaking scene for residents of Coalbrook street as the flooding neared its peak. This was the scene at the intersection of Coalbrook and Albert Streets

Floodtime, The Salvation Army was there to assist people in Lithgow whose homes were flooded. Fayle Feltham, Marie Cockburn, Helen Rowling, Cherrie Rowling, Kerry Rowling and Trevor Rowling were among the evacuees from Coalbrook street

Floodtime, the Glanmire looking back from the hermitage hall

Floodtime, A view from Albert Street Bridge

This week’s Throwback Thursday gallery is proudly brought to you by the Lithgow Show Society. The 2015 Lithgow Show is open on Friday March 20 from 2pm-10pm and Saturday March 21 from 10am-10pm

Floodtime, McCauley Street

Floodtime, flooded farmers creek swirls around homes near the intersection of Albert and Coalbrook Streets

Floodtime, The scene in the Vale of Clwydd

Baseball action, Garry Vought slides into home plate ahead of catcher Jeff Goodwin. The game was played in torrential rain

Baseball action, Willy Henderson provides a dry towel for team mate Ken Lewis

Floodtime, Marcus the station dog at Lithgow ambulance station became stranded when water flooded through the premises. He was rescued by Deputy Superintendent Warren Boyle

Floodtime, Sisters Kylie and Peta waiting patiently for their school bus which was delayed due to the deluge of rain

Baseball or water polo?, Robert Hawes found an unorthodox use for his chest guard during the downpour.

Baseball or water polo?, Peter Kearney sloshes his way towards the batters plate.

Floodtime, Massive washaway at the top end of McCauley street caused by the intense force of the flood water rushing down the mountain after days of rain

Floodtime, it was anything but a happy easter for the residents of Coalbrook street. John Kinkade attempting to hose mud out of a piece of carpet

This week’s Throwback Thursday gallery is proudly brought to you by the Lithgow Show Society. The 2015 Lithgow Show is open on Friday March 20 from 2pm-10pm and Saturday March 21 from 10am-10pm

Floodtime, John Schwager of Stephenson street found the best to clean the much from his car was to remove the seats and hose out the debris

Floodtime, New homes between Tank and Union streets come under threat during the flood

Floodtime, a fence in Ferro street could not withstand the downpour.

New Leaders for Lithgow High school, Craig Gillard, Carolyn Neville, Ald J Hall, Pincipal W. Stephenson, Margot Warren and Stuart Charlton the 1978 School captains

Star Wars was showing at the Theatre Royal

Another amateur boxing champion, this was Ken Bolt’s predication about Brett Young back in 1978

Easter gesture, The students of Sunnybank Special School were entertained by youngsters from the Ineract Group at Lithgow High school with songs and an Easter pantomime. They also presented the students with Easter eggs

Croquet Anyone?, Mrs Buck, Mrs Glass and Mrs Hanrahan taking a break.

Croquet Anyone?, Mrs Gladys Glass marks the ball with her mallet on the green. Mrs Nell Ross, Mrs Dot Hanrahan and Mrs Win Buck look on

Swimming Stunners, Dianne Bell and Debbie Gaynor enjoying the pool before it closed for the winter season.

Lithgow High school girls Debbie Partridge going up for a basket.

This week’s Throwback Thursday gallery is proudly brought to you by the Lithgow Show Society. The 2015 Lithgow Show is open on Friday March 20 from 2pm-10pm and Saturday March 21 from 10am-10pm

The Salvation Army’s new place of worship in Cook Street received an update to allow it to seat at least 60 people and create a Youth Centre.

Lithgow farewelled two golfing stalwarts Max and Jean Emmerton who left Lithgow for Taree back in 1978. The Emmertons had joined the club in 1966.

Popular sporting personalities, Barbara Watters and John Sheppeard at the Lithgow Golf Club for the Friday night beef and burgundy night

A dinner dance was held at the Hydro Majestic back in 1978 for the princely sum of $5 per head!

A “worms eye view” of a baseball match taken from behind the pitcher. Batter Peter Kearney ready to hit it out of the park

Giving a new top class view of all the races at the greyhound track was the “multi-thousand dollar” grandstand complex. The well grassed interior section of the track was being used by Workies under 12 and under 14 league teams under coach Dave McCann

The sad and sorry state of the laneway looking west to east from near the rear entrance of the old Mort Street TAFE college. In 1978 it was a cul de sac laneway off mainstreet and therefore not maintained as an “all-through passage”.

Caddies restaurant was serving French Cuisine to the locals in 1978.

A classic add for Hassans Walls Motors. Would you buy a car from these lads?

Social pages; well known golfing quartet, Flo Hill, Peg Hoy, Jean Gregory and Patsy Beljon enjoying the Beef and Burgundy night at the Golf Club.

Social pages; John Sutton having a turn or two on the dance floor at the Golf Club Beef and Burgundy night

This week’s Throwback Thursday gallery is proudly brought to you by the Lithgow Show Society. The 2015 Lithgow Show is open on Friday March 20 from 2pm-10pm and Saturday March 21 from 10am-10pm

Social pages; Janice Evans, Deidre Culla, Neville Kerrison and Pam Kerrison.

Social pages; Westy Jenkins, Jack Wilkinson and Pat Wilkinson full of good cheer on a night out.

Social pages; Col Rawsthorne and wife Fay having a splendid time.

Social pages; Elaine Millar with a big smile for the camera.

Social pages; Shirley Kable, Phil Evans, Jim Cronin at the farewell for Max and Jean Emmerton.

Social pages; Gordon Case and his wife Lorraine, Col and Fay Rawsthorne

Classic add from Merv Moore’s Discount Carpet Centre

Lithgow City Bowling Clubs Bill Bradley lends a hand at the club.

City Club’s head greenkeeper, Ray Lovett and apprentice greenkeeper Chris Davie hard at work at the club.

Real Estate prices back in March 1978

Some classics were showing at the Theatre Royal in March 1978

This week’s Throwback Thursday gallery is proudly brought to you by the Lithgow Show Society. The 2015 Lithgow Show is open on Friday March 20 from 2pm-10pm and Saturday March 21 from 10am-10pm

Another shot of Lithgow City Bowling Club head greenkeeper Ray Lovett working hard on the No 3 green.

Baseball action – A GT Blues player is about to send down a “stiff arm” delivery.

Baseball action – Pat Mason (Wang Greens) clobbers the ball into the outfield. Margaret Benson was the catcher for the GT Blue Angels.

Lucky Shopper – taken at the Co-op Society’s supermarket

Tracy Graves from Sodwalls with brother Andrew, her father Neville Graves (busdriver), mother Sue Graves and brother Geoffery. Tracy suffered from Hydatid which took a long time to diagnose but thankfully it was discovered.

Allan Bentley assistant greenkeeper at the Lithgow City Bowling club, takes a breather.

Extensions to the Lithgow City Bowling club cost $7,600. Mr Clarrie Parnaby checks out the fitting of the new aluminum windows installed at the club.

Greyhound club new grandstand and judge’s box cost $70,000.

Huxley homes opened a display home in Macauley street back in 1978. Mrs Lorraine Wilkinson, Ald Ian Holt, Mrs Elizabeth Holt and their daughter Jennifer at the Huxley homes “house warming”.

Huxley homes display homes – Mr Mike O’Donnel, Ald John Hall. Mr Wes Anderson and Mr Keith Werry inspect the new Huxley homes display house.

Honeymoon on Magnetic Island, Karen and Philip Bell were married in 1978 at St Patrick’s Catholic Church.

This week’s Throwback Thursday gallery is proudly brought to you by the Lithgow Show Society. The 2015 Lithgow Show is open on Friday March 20 from 2pm-10pm and Saturday March 21 from 10am-10pm

Baseball fan, a young toddler found the catcher’s garb just a little too large.

Enjoying the sun Kerry and Karen Morris enjoyed the last of the hot summer weather at the Lithgow pool.

Baseball action.

A field of 15 runners got away for the start of the womens open 3km cross country event, Lithgow’s Christine Stockley (far right) broke away from the field and went on to win in 11 minutes and 57 seconds.

Scouts were losing numbers due to lack of interest in 1978 – some of the local boy scouts.

Scouts boys enjoying some activities

Baseball action, Russ Jeffery makes the sand fly as he scurries home in the Workmans Club Eagles versus the Wallerawang match.

Lucky Shopper – another lucky shopper snapped at the Co-op Society’s supermarket.

Brand new CTS Coal Waggons loading from the dumps in Hermitage Washery storage. These were the latest design and the pride of the Public Transport Commision. Truck handlers Joe Thompson and Keith Northey give the new coal waggons the once over.

Girls baseball action

Girls baseball action

New flat type accommodation was built in Sandford Avenue back in 1978. Being described as modern it was built on the old Lithgow Motor Body Works site. These flats were built due to lack of accommodation in the Lithgow area.

Basketball presentation, Ann Bright was named womens player of the year, Geoff Knight was male player of the year pictured with Jim Riley and Merv Emms who helped pioneer basketball in the Lithgow area.

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