Cathie’s Column: Champagne High Tea at Carisbrook House

AS part of the Australian Heritage Festival, Lane Cove Historical Society is hosting a Champagne High Tea on Sunday April 29 at Carisbrook Historic House Lane Cove from 1pm to 4pm.

This year’s High Tea at Carisbrook offers the traditional, delectable British Empire afternoon tea treats that have been enjoyed by generations – ever since Queen Victoria forgot about her waistline.

There’s a complimentary glass of champagne and live music too from the Jim Middleton/Bob Bellini Duo.

Enjoy a wander down to the bay through the lovely gardens and take yourself back to the 1880s in the wonderful period rooms of the house itself. Cost is $25 per person all inclusive. Sit and relax while you take in the ambiance and enjoy the delightful music provided by Jim Middleton and Bob Bellini. Carisbrook Historic House is located at 334 Burns Bay Road Lane Cove with plenty of parking at the end of Waterview Drive. All proceeds will go towards the continuing maintenance of Carisbrook House, which is run solely by the volunteers of Lane Cove Historical Society.

Bookings essential Enquiries 0418 276 365 or email [email protected]


Charisma Trio Music Concert

Three TWT readers have won double passes to this Sunday’s Hunters Hill Music concert featuring the innovative Charisma Trio in Hunters Hill Town Hall, Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill at 2.30pm.

Winners are: Damien Stapleton, Balmain; Mary Bramston, Denistone and Arthur Jerome of Huntleys Cove.

The Charisma Trio, a professional ensemble comprising lecturers from Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Ros Dunlop (clarinets); pianist David Miller AM (Head of Performance Studies) and cellist Julia Ryder, bring their ensemble to a sparkling new level in works by Farrenc and Rota.

Tickets $40 adults, $10 students and children under 12 FREE.

More information at: or phone Lynn Trainor 9817 6803 or Geoffrey Chard 9816-4078.



Ninetieth birthday party for stalwart Margaret

NORTH Ryde RSL lawn bowls stalwart Margaret Goddard (pictured) celebrates her 90th birthday this Sunday April 8 with family and friends.

It has been a fascinating journey for Margaret – a life member of the Women’s Bowling Club – who moved to North Ryde in 1958 with husband Kerry and through their love of sport became strongly involved with North Ryde RSL Youth Club.

Margaret was involved in the Women’s Auxiliary and her daughters Vicki and Debra can remember kids and mums crowded around the kitchen table making lamingtons to raise funds at the time.

Apart from being a talented tennis player, Champion Girl at Physical Culture and member of the Helena Rubenstein Ten Pin Bowling League, Margaret’s true passion was lawn bowls.

She took up bowls at age 39, has always loved a good game of cards and continues to play with the girls each Saturday.

Margaret was a member of Cumberland Builders Bowling Club for many years before transferring to North Ryde RSL Bowling Club in 1989. She remained an active participant of the bowling section, representing the club in pennants, whilst also enjoying competition and social bowls and seniors’ mixed bowls until recently.

During this time, she was honoured to hold the positions of

Publicity Officer, President, Vice President, Chair of Selection, Bennelong District Vice President and President and was involved in the running of seniors’ bowls.

North Ryde RSL was the obvious choice for her birthday celebration.


Ryde Eastwood Music Concert

Five TWT readers have won double passes to next Wednesday’s Ryde Eastwood Music Club concert featuring the NSW Police Band Wind Quintet in the School of Arts Hall, 201 Cox’s Road, North Ryde at 8pm.

Winners are: Ann Banister, North Ryde; Margaret Fisher, Epping; Kevin Cameron, Ermington; Toby Trewhella, Drummoyne and Liz Abercrombie of Gladesville.

The NSW Police Band Wind Quintet has established an excellent reputation for performing chamber music.

Tickets will be available at the door for $20 but all students will be admitted FREE. There is no reserved seating. Further information can be obtained from Richard Banner 9868-2935.


WiseKids World Mega Garage Sale

The thirteenth annual WiseKidsWorld Mega Garage Sale for kid’s educational charities takes place on Saturday April 21 and Sunday April 22 in the Beecroft Scout Hall, The Crescent, Beecroft.

Organisers Cheltenham mothers Sue Day and Bindi Shah said items donated by people who are updating their decor were very popular.

The two friends, who met on the P&C of Beecroft Public School, have been collecting all year, but need more donated items. Donations are needed in time to be sorted for sale. Drop off to the hall is available on Sunday April 15.

Kitchware, soft furnishings, rugs, vases, pot plants, toys and ladies’ accessories were best sellers.

Sale will be open April 21 from 8am to 5pm and April 22 from 9am to 2pm.

Sue and Bindi are helped by other local volunteers and donate all funds raised to literacy projects and schools in chronically poor communities through registered charities including Room-to-Read, 100 per cent Hope Village and school in Uganda, and the Mary MacKillop Foundation in East Timor.

For drop off addresses or to volunteer on the day, visit their website, email Bindi at [email protected] or phone Sue on 0418 213 212.


Cooper’s Tank Works

Ryde District Historical Society meet next Tuesday April 10 at Willandra, 770 Victoria Road, Ryde at 7pm.

Lucy Cooper will talk about “Cooper’s Tank Works.”

Visitors welcome. Enquiries Christine 0418 444 036.


Canada Bay Museum

City of Canada Bay Museum at 1 Bent Street Concord will hold a FREE afternoon of nostalgia this Saturday April 7 at 2pm with the rollicking Bell Bird Bush Band.

Be prepared to reminisce with some of your all-time favourite bush ballads that will have you toe-tapping and swaying in your seat. Light refreshments available and you won’t need to bring anything other than your best singing voice.

This event is held in conjunction with the Museum’s current display Family Fun in the pre-Digital Age, Life as it was 100 years ago. Discover how families entertained themselves before: iPhones, iPads and the like including television.

Museum open every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Entry FREE but donations always welcome. Enquiries 9743 3034.


Your Chamber of Commerce Meets

EPPING: Chamber inquiries President Tony Hackett 9869-8900; 0418 413 226 or secretary Betty Ockerlander 8876-5888.

EASTWOOD: Meet second Monday each month. Next meeting April 9. Enquiries president Vic Tagg 0412 369 510 or secretary Steve Colquhoun 9874-0221.

GLADESVILLE: Meet third Tuesday each month. Next meeting April 17. Enquiries secretary Maria Zappia o401 158 307 or email: [email protected]

RIVERSIDE BUSINESS: Meet first Monday each month. After Hours April 9 hosted by Stryder (formerly Ryde-Hunters Hill Transport) at Huntleys Cove Clubhouse, corner Karrabee Avenue and Mortimer Lewis Drive, Huntleys Cove from 5.30pm to 7pm. Inquiries Marcella Letteri 9952-8498.

WEST RYDE: Enquiries President Nora Etmekdjian 0417 699 955.

DRUMMOYNE: Meet first Wednesday each month. Next meeting April 4. Enquiries Secretary Alex Elliott 0438 774 323 or Vice President Paul Harcombe 0438 089 900.


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