From The Archives

Special celebration

By Liz Mellino

January 8, 1974

Last Saturday was Mr and Mrs Marshall's 50th wedding anniversary which they celebrated with 17 members of their family at Kyabram.

Mr William Marshall and his wife Rita were married on January 5, 1924 in St Paul's Cathedral in Winlaton, in England.

On Sunday afternoon Mr and Mrs Marshall's daughter from Stanhope had 20 friends and relatives in for a party for her parents.

20 more flats for Tarcoola

Tarcoola, the Shepparton and District Retirement Village, will shortly be calling tenders for another twenty flats.

Plans for these flats were prepared by the Village Architect Mr Lynton Bailey have already been submitted to the Council and it is anticipated building will commence early this year.

This will give the committee 44 flats accommodating 50 residents and with 30 in the hostel Tarcoola by the end of 1974 will have about 80 residents.

With a staff of approximately half a dozen this will make a sizeable "Village".

The committee hope that the garden in front of the hostel will be commenced within the next month.

The first section of this will include a lake with the main entrance path forming a bridge across the lake.

Donations from the fourth year appeal are drawing to a close and those who have not as yet sent their promised donation are urged to do so.

Mr Frank Reardon, Tarcoola's treasurer, said that with rising costs every cent is needed.

The secretary Mr Pearce Barbe says he already has a number of applications for the new flats and he welcomed discussion with intending residents of either flats or hostel.

With the employment of a full time handyman much necessary maintenance work is being done and a trailer would be most helpful.

Some time ago Mr Barber organised the gift of original paintings for the lounge and dining room of the hostel.

Mr Noel Westgate and Mrs Betty Scott of Cobram donated oil paintings as a beginning.

Recently an original oil painting of the Queen by Mr Paul Fitzgerald was donated by Mrs Lowrie.

Mr B Rowe has presented one of his water colors and Mr Tom Bryce of Arcadia an oil painting of a local bush scene.

Tarcoola would be happy to receive gifts of original paintings from other local artists.

Recently the Shepparton Jaycees gave a great deal of time in preparing and sowing lawns around the flats and they have promised to help with the hostel front garden.

The committee is most appreciative of Jaycees activity.

Mr Barber referred to the work of the Tarcoola Committee.

He said any city should be proud of them and women who serve Tarcoola and who give so much of their time to the development of the Village.

January 15, 1974

All butchers to take the holiday

All Shepparton butcher shops, including supermarket butchers, will close tomorrow for the traditional butchers' picnic holiday.

The decision to close for the day was unanimous following a warning from the Trades and Labor Council.

The council threatened industrial action if all the butchers did not close to allow employees to take the one-day holiday.

Last year the butchers' holiday sparked a dispute when supermarket butchers decided to defy the holiday ruling.

But this year the supermarket butchers will only carry chickens and sausages, and no pre-packaged fresh meat.

Last night at its regular meeting the Trades and Labor Council decided to back the employees' bid to enforce the one-day holiday.

“Any breaches will bring industrial action to those concerned,” the council said in a prepared statement released this morning.

The statement said: "The trades and Labor Council now comprises of 25 unions and is now in a position to be able to seek help from affiliated unions to police the holiday and take positive action.”

Several small butchers want to take the holiday and have asked the council to be prepared to act if others break the agreement and open on the holiday.