Throwback Thursday | Jan/Feb 1972 13 Aug 2015, 4 p.m. Lets take a look back at what was happening around Lithgow in 1972 Throwback Thursday | Jan/Feb 1972 Linda Hatton being served in the Wrights Road corner shop by Ella Barlow.Julie Stucky wanted everyone to vote for Daylight Savings to be introducedDianne Lesslie addressed her class of “tinies” in their final lessons before their swimming test at the end of the learn to swim campaign.The City Sportsground was a hive of activity as exhibitors set up for the 1072 Lithgow Show. A giant ferris wheel was one of the main attractions in sideshow alley.The end of an Era, Basil Genders hands over the keys of the Lithgow Ford Agency to new owners Mr David Doonan and Joe Pilotto.Rev Ted Noffs officiated at the wedding of Sharon Smith of Lithgow and Peter Rudd of Queensland. Sharon was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Ron Smith of Waratah Street Lithgow.Grandmothers brooch was her something old; Sharon Cooper wore an heirloom brooch as her something old when she married Ross Howard at St Francis Xavier Church.Married at St Vincent's in Portland; Julie Anne Pattison married Bruce Gillespie in 1972.Star Performer in Championships – Ross Higgins was one of the star performers in the Blue Mountains team representing at the NSW Country Athletics Championship. Ross won the 400m hurdles in a time of 57.1 seconds beating his brother Phil. King Size Mushrooms – Stephen Hutchison and friends with some of the large mushrooms they found while exploring in Bowenfels.Childrens Day at the Lithgow Show with all local schools shutting for the day so the kids could attend.Hole in one; Ian McDonald scored a hole in one at the Bathurst Golf Club's schoolboy championship. He holed out in one at the 177 yards 13th and won the event with a score of 82.Lithgow performs well at the NSE Country Swimming Championships; Heather Foxley, Mark Franklin, Bernadette Franklin, Clare Franklin, Debbie King, Gemma Hasler and Narelle Foxley. Making friends at the Lithgow show with Raetu Roebuck the Great Dane that weighs 10 stone was Shane Roberts and Laurie Ruhan.Enjoying the show; Siva and Krishna Roy.Enjoying the show; Adrian ShortMaking way for a new soccer field at Watson Oval; a large workforce of local soccer players helped move the fence around the oval; Robert Renwick, Allan Mitchell and Son, Ken Maggs, Terry Brennan and Bruce Renwick.Popular at the Show was the Chevrolet Stingray which was on display from Hassans Walls Motor. Moving the fence to make way for new soccer ground at Watsford Oval; Max Renwick, Phil Renwick, Allan Mitchell, Peter McDonald, Paul Bresac, Ian Goodhew, Steven Koro and Robert Renwick.Portland Show best dressed; Jennifer Case won the prize in a fashion competition at the Portland show, he winnings was $5 and a sash.Cheryl Dudley celebrated her 21st birthday the same time as the Women's Royal Australian Air Force did.New Hockey Clubhouse open; Ald Reg Gillard unveiling the commemorative plaque.The new hockey clubhouse at the GlanmireCharlie Hidden and “Muffy” the domesticated wombat mascot of the Lithgow Motorcycle Club. Noel Smith was selected in the State U16 basketball squad for intensive training at Narrabeen.The Rebel Ballet presented a performance to a bemused group of youngster at Cooerwull Primary and Infants school.Sharon Crane was the 1972 Miss Rydal Showgirl.Braceys new store was due to open in 1972. It replaced the old store that was destroyed by fire in 1970.A new bridge to be constructed over the Vale of Clwydd Creek. Primary School swimming carnival with students Glen Cambourn from Cooerwull and Neil Spencer from Lithgow Primary declaring their swimmers were the best.Primary School swimming carnival students from Zig Zag, St Pats, Lithgow Primary and Cooerwull enjoying the sun.Clocks to Turn Back; Rhonda Simpson had plenty of time on her hands.Primary School swimming carnival; Fay Edwards of Cooerwull, Kerryn Young of Lithgow Primary; Narelle Fox of Cooerwull, Peter Gowers of Cooerwull, Malcolm Barlow of Lithgow Primary, Lisa MacInerney of Lithgow Primary and Heather Foxley of Cooerwull with their winnings. Lithgow Workmens Club signed Barry Rushworth and Barry Leaney in 1972; Mr Roy O'Shea, Mr Owen Freebody, Bert Scott.The first arrival for Lithgow in January 1972 was tiny Tiffany Jane Blackett who made the scene at the Lithgow Hospitals maternity ward only 17minutes into the new year.Weddings; Sue Lindquist married Ken Vearing at the Methodist Church in Mort Street in 1972.The weather was anything but sunny during the 1972 summer break but this didn't deter David Campbell, brother Richard and Jim Channing as they made the most of what sunshine there was at the Lithgow pool.The one that didn't get away; Trevor Irvine was deep sea fishing of Swansea and caught this 45lb Jewfish. The fish took about half and hour to get safely on board.The Lithgow golf club named a new professional in 1972 Paul Davis with wife Gail and Mr Bernie O'Connor.The introduction of polythene tubing to replace the conventional underground steel pipes for household gas reticulation in Lithgow began in 1972; gas works employees Mr Ray Young and Mr Bill Young.The introduction of polythene tubing to replace the conventional underground steel pipes for household gas reticulation in Lithgow began in 1972; City gas engineer Mr Brian Phillips and gas works employee Mr Bill Young with the rolls of plastic pipe.Good progress was being made by contractors working on the major amplification of water mains through Lithgow City in 1972.New private dwellings were being built at a rapidly-expanding rate in Lithgow in 1972. Nursery News; Tiffany Blackett with mum and young Michael Hannan with his mum were both arrivals for the new year in 1972.The big task of returfing the Lithgow greyhound course was completed in 1972 after 6000 square fee of new turf from the South Coast was used as suitable material locally could not be found. Bill McInnis and Bob Maxwell at work.The RSPCA dog of the week; Sally Thompson with Twinkles who was an abandoned and unwanted local dog.Summer 1972 was one of the wettest summers on record; Mr Tom Grady checks his rain gauge at the weather station at La Salle Academy.Waltons had a new year special! $9.95 for a hi fi pocket portable radio.A nice day for a play in the park; Mrs Beryl Spitteri had her hands full watching Michelle Baker, Allan Baker, Mark Baker and Linda Spiteri.Some large mushrooms were being found around in the area in 1972 due to the soaking rain; This king size specimen was picked by Kevin Casey it is being held by Mercury office girl Lesley Simmons.Fun 40 in Jan 1972.More than 800 bowlers took part in the annual railway bowls day held at the Lithgow City Club; Bert Winkler, Lottie Thomas, Stan Field, Jack Macpherson, Jim Wilson and Bert Risby. A large crowd of kids at the Pool.Allan Beasley pictured with father Dave Beasley returned home to Lithgow after 12 months overseas as a Rotary exchange student in the USA.Wedding news; Dale King married Jack Sherwin at St Paul's Church in 1972.Wedding news; Howard Hamilton married Margaret-Ann Clifton at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in 1972.Wedding news; Carla Richardson married William Simpson at St Pauls Church. Enjoying the summer sun Katherine Kelly with father Cec Kelly at Lithgow Pool.Well known sporting personalities George Ritchie, Kevin Kirkwood and Bill Flynn watch intently as work rated snooker exponent Paddy Morgan lines up a shot at the Lithgow RSL club.Tops Honours for the HSC; Katherine HoltTop Honours for the HSC; Margaret Collins, Wayne Renshaw, Peter Dearden, Marilyn Morris, Michael Martyn and Martin Dunn.Bob Cunningham was selling original pottery items just about as fast as he could make them.A christmas clean up at his home in Laidley street bought back a lot of old memories for wartime “Rat of Tobruk” Bert Singh.A bit of a shock finding carpet at the Donnybrook hotel but as these drinkers agreed it was a pleasant change. The lucky shopper photo taken at Robsons in Main Street.After 36 years Max Emmerton retired from being officer in charge at Lithgow police station and was enjoying his first weekend as a civilian.Robyn Welsh disputes that the Theatre Group was “Inactive”Mr Martin won the Christmas trading competition run by Dave Beasleys Menswear and was choosing some of his items with his $100 from Bill Williams.Bill Elliott and his wife at a farewell testimonial dinner after he received a transfer by the Police Department to Young.Several motorist came to a standstill on Rydal Road near Lyells Crossing after the road was virtually blocked by a giant bush python. Mike Flakus and Steven Piggott display the giant snake.Mr and Mrs Joe Wood celebrated 50 years marriage in 1972.Julie Ann Lincoln helped with the cleaning up after the whirlwind jumble sale at the Baptist Church Hall.The new Lithgow firm of Lith-Eng was continuing to expand in 1972; employees Dennis McGrath and Chris Cassandro.Lithgow shooter Terry Thompson won the Bathurst Gun Clubs single barrel championship shoot at Mt Panorma beating bathurst shooter Robert Taylor 25-26.Claiming the title of Lithgow's oldest tabby cat is “toots” pictured with Tania Woolfe after turning 21 years of age.The roof was replaced an the Mort Street Primary school in 1972.RSPCA dog of the week “peppi” found a new home with Susan and John Wall in 1972.Residents along the great western highway, Kevin Newton and Nev Murdoch were up in arms over the depth of the drop from the concrete.Wedding news; Annette Prosser married Karl Mathein in 1972.Wedding news; Dianne Green married Geoffrey Patridge and spent their honeymoon at Surfer's Paradise.A new womens coach for swimmers in Lithgow.Glenda Pound of Lithgow was all smiles. She was employed as an office assistant at the administration office of Austen and Butta.Gayleen Owen celebrated her 10th birthday in style after winning a $10 note from Woolworths (June Guest) in a district colouring competition.Tenders were called for the demolition of cottages on the western end of the council car park in Mort Street. Mary Purdie was happy to be in Australia to catch up with her cousin Bob Livingstone.Phil Cusack and Barbara Russell were putting some of the swimming students through their paces.Trying to work out grams and kilos Betty Rivett, Olga Cater and Liz Bowers on the scales at Hunt Pharmacy.13year old Richard Adams had some stories for school after he lost his bicycle in the swollen farmers creek.TweetFacebook of ╳exitCan you spot yourself or someone you know?