Old Friends Catch Up in Bulahdelah

Nola Witt, Irene Worth and Joan Cheers.
Nola Witt, Irene Worth and Joan Cheers.

 

DOZENS of old friends gathered at Bulahdelah Bowling Club last weekend to catch up, reminisce and share memories of growing up together.

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The friends came from near and far for the popular reunion, with conversations and constant laughter ensuring the fun continued well into the afternoon.

The Old Friends Catch-Up was organised by two old friends, Joan Cheers and Irene Worth.

Joan said although many old friends have moved away, the bond of friendship is still as strong as ever.

“The best thing about the day is that we all get together and catch up,” she said.

“Everyone is happy, we just love being together.”

Joan said the first catch up was held 11 years ago, with the idea coming after attending a funeral together.

“The only time we came together was at funerals when we were all in tears,” Joan said.

“We thought it would be nice to catch-up in happier circumstances,” Irene added.

The annual reunion has now expanded into a full-day event and also allows the group to celebrate their friend’s 80th birthdays together.

Following the success of the day, Irene said plans are already in place for next year’s catch up.

“We plan to keep having these until none of us are able to come,” Irene told News Of The Area.

“We are planning to coordinate next year’s with the School’s 150-year anniversary,” Joan added.

The old friends travelled from all over the state to attend the reunion.

 

By Daniel SAHYOUN

 

Birthday Celebrations: Kel Gooch, John Tyson, Joan Cheers, Beryl Barry and Roald Maybury.
Birthday Celebrations: Kel Gooch, John Tyson, Joan Cheers, Beryl Barry and Roald Maybury.

 

Jan Tyson (nee Gooch), Nola Witt, Joan Cheers, Jane Peterson, Frank Peterson, Pamela Cullinan, Annette Gregory, Judith Waugh and Cecile Malone.
Jan Tyson (nee Gooch), Nola Witt, Joan Cheers, Jane Peterson, Frank Peterson, Pamela Cullinan, Annette Gregory, Judith Waugh and Cecile Malone.

 

Frank Shultz, Kevin Godwin, Frank Peterson, Jane Peterson, Pamela Cullinan and Annette Gregory.
Frank Shultz, Kevin Godwin, Frank Peterson, Jane Peterson, Pamela Cullinan and Annette Gregory.

 

Old Friends: Irene Worth and Joan Cheers.
Old Friends: Irene Worth and Joan Cheers.

One thought on “Old Friends Catch Up in Bulahdelah

  1. Hello–Saw your website and thought I would give ait a try.
    Trying to track the Gee relatives. Have an old letter that I would like to pass on –written by Robert William Gee (1864-1945) to his sister in 1923. Married to Ada Mary Crisp & possibly Ellen ?? (possibly 2nd marriage?) Think he Lived in Buladelah–Robertson area died in Dungog/buried Stroud cemetery. Children -Dorothy Gee, Florrie (Coleman), Albert, Errol & George…Wikitree gives some background as does Geneanet.org but wish to speak or communicate to one of the relatives if they are interested and I can then send the letter on. My email–[email protected]

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