Former Councillor | Derwent Valley Council | 2009-18
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Beautiful Bushy Park
I SPENT a couple of hours at Bushy Park this afternoon, helping to get the War Memorial Swimming Pool hall and grounds ready for Anzac Day. Thanks to the volunteers from the hall committee and the Loyal Glenora Lodge for their great work. The Anzac Day Service will be at 11am this Wednesday (all welcome). There will be a barbecue and eightball afternoon afterwards.
The poplars were looking their autumnal best and I took this photo during a break from wheelbarrow duties.
The Gordon Dam at the furthest corner of the municipality is one of the jewels of our area
We are very fortunate to have Tasmania's equal oldest national park in our municipality. Its centenary will be celebrated in 2016.
Dick Adams MHR has been kind enough to launch both volumes of the recent Derwent Valley history books we have produced locally.
In 2001 I travelled to England at my own expense to bid for the right to host the 2008 World Gathering of Norfolk and Norwich here in the Derwent Valley. During this interview on BBC Radio Norwich, it was announced that our bid had been successful
During my visit to Norwich, the chief city in the county of Norfolk, I was officially welcomed by the chairman of the County Council who probably didn't think signing the official visitors book was as funny as I seem to have done