When Noah Templeton began school this year at St Joseph’s Primary School, Trafalgar, he was the fifth generation of his family to walk through the school gates.
So it was appropriate for Noah to give great-grandmother Kerin Templeton a sneak peak of his school uniform, given she too completed her primary education at the school.
Kerin (nee Kenny), and siblings Suzanne and Martin were second generation students at the Catholic primary school, built on land donated by their great-grandfather, Patrick Kenny.
Little did she realise at the time, it would be a tradition carried on through the next three generations of her family.
Kerin’s six children attended St Joseph’s, followed by six of her 11 grandchildren.
Thinking of joining the Trafalgar Men’s Shed and would like to know what goes on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 4pm?
Well please keep reading and we will endeavour to give you some idea.
The main purpose of men’s sheds is to provide for the health and well-being of the men attending the shed. Assisting to reduce the social loneliness, isolation and depression caused through unemployment, retrenchment, retirement or other life changing conditions.
Hello again to our former readers of years past, and a warm welcome to those who have joined our great Trafalgar community in the last few years.
This column came into being to hopefully provide a bit of nonsense, which we hope will at least create a few smiles, and distractions for all to enjoy.
Your writer is prepared to own up to lots of fibs, liberally mixed with some very funny true stories.
Last month, Trafalgar District Probus Club welcomed a new member, Judy Bishop, to its ranks.
Then on the same day, as a first for our club, Judy also acted as our guest speaker.
Judy’s life has been filled with adventures.
In 2020, at the beginning of COVID, she returned to Australia after spending 12 years teaching in a very new international school in Dubai.
Traffic jams aren’t always bad news.
People must have heard how good the food was in Mirboo North last month.
Cars were literally backed up as far as the Mirboo North-Trafalgar Road turnoff, waiting to get into this year’s Mirboo North Italian Festa.
So big was the crowd, they had to park cars on the footy ground - and even that overflowed.
Eventually, people parked on the side of the road on the outskirts of town, willing to walk just to see what all the fuss was about.
Those miners must have really loved their cricket.
Either that or they wanted to get as far away from being underground as possible.
What better way to do it than to build a cricket ground on top of a mountain 200 metres above the Walhalla township?
The pioneers of the late 1800s, who sliced the rugged mountain with picks, shovels and wheelbarrows, were surely looking down with pride last month, beaming that their little old ground was still being used all those years later.