90 years ago was a fabulous year of the fab four

INSPIRATION: Gert Connor, Vera Montague, Ray Connor and Dawn Flanagan celebrate their upcoming 90th birthdays at the Tartan Brushy Club.
INSPIRATION: Gert Connor, Vera Montague, Ray Connor and Dawn Flanagan celebrate their upcoming 90th birthdays at the Tartan Brushy Club. Adam Hourigan

But more importantly for the Tartan Brushy Club, 1923 was the year four of its members came into this world.

Club co-ordinator Jenny Blanch said the birthdays of Gert Connor, Vera Montague, Ray Connor and Dawn Flanagan this year added to the eight or so other members who celebrated nine decades last year.

"They are an inspiration, it's something to look forward to and achieve," she said.

"We do a lot of reminiscing down there."

She said Tuesday's meeting, where the birthdays of the four nonagenarians were celebrated, looked at the various uses for old hessian sugar bags in days gone by.

The uses included a dog mat, carrying farm tools, carrying farm items, patching trousers, an Indian suit for boys and to carry chooks.

Mrs Blanch made special mention of Terry Gordon who travelled from the Gold Coast to entertain the club.

The club is open to everyone and meets every Tuesday, 10am-2pm, at the Tyndale Brushgrove Hall.

There is a small donation which covers morning and afternoon tea.



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