Family reunion story brought back memories
SEVERAL weeks ago I noticed a group photo of the Goleby Family reunion, published in the Advertiser.
I remember in 1939, Edith Goleby, who seemed like an old lady to me at the time and was a member of the Goleby Family, used to come to the old Ipswich Central Girls' School, Brisbane Road, where I was a pupil aged 11.
Miss Gooch, a very gracious lady, was our Head Teacher at the time.
Mrs Goleby used to take us for singing lessons and I remember her teaching us choir pieces and singing in a big Combined State Schools Patriotic concert in the Wintergarden Theatre.
The concert was held during war-time, 1941, to raise funds.
When I was 11 and my sister 10, she taught us a duet in two parts. "Cheer Up Do" was quite a challenge to us.
I still have an original programme of that concert. I wonder if there are still people living who remember?
They would have to be well into their 80s now.
JUNE KAY (nee Twidale), East Ipswich
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