|Joan Excell and Tony Foster helped to|
organise the Plenty reunion.
Brian Balmforth travelled from Adelaide to be in attendance as his family had strong family ties to the Glenleith and Belmont properties. Dorothy Robertson and her sister Barbara Kelly (nee Harwood) travelled from the north of the state as did Margaret Harper (nee Menzie). Many of those attending were past students of the Plenty State School and it was pleasing to see descendants of headmaster Jack Morgan (Peta and Carol).
|Part of the large crowd at the reunion.|
Photos taken at a similar reunion 25 years ago as well as many others showing people and activities of the area were part of a photographic display that created a great deal of interest. The grounds of the Salmon Ponds were an ideal venue for the reunion as it was also an early meeting place for those who grew up in the area. The grounds were used in 1930 to hold one of the first fairs in the district to raise funds towards upgrading the interior of the Plenty Hall which had been built five years previously.
|Cousins Kathy Tilyard, left, Brian Balmforth and Marleen Watson|
at the Plenty reunion.
|Phyllis Balmforth with her sons Brian, Barry and Lindsay|
at the Salmon Ponds around 1941.