Membership fees are due at 30 June each year. Our ordinary membership fee is just $30. That fee will ensure your membership to 30 June next year. There are three types of Members: Ordinary membership - open to persons sixteen years of age; may be an individual or family = 1 vote at meetings Life Membership – … Continue reading MEMBERSHIP DUE
SURROUNDED BY GENERATIONS OF COOKS PAST – new book ready for sale
Our new book is called "Surrounded by generations of cooks past". This book celebrates the lives of 50 women of our district. The women range from our great-great-grandmothers right down to our mothers. We share a little of their story, their background and their passions, along with a favourite recipe. These are some of the … Continue reading SURROUNDED BY GENERATIONS OF COOKS PAST – new book ready for sale
We are now collating our videos into one spot, our YouTube Channel. Go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq4YA2hgpli1ba0Yp2zzTHA - to view the playlists. Its great if you can also subscribe to the channel and tick the little bell so you get notified when we add more videos. Enjoy our playlists, which will grow over time:
SAVE THE DATE OCTOBER 23 at the Lenswood Memorial Park : 11 am Our latest project and event planning is around the food we used to eat and the people who cooked it. What do you remember as a family food when you went to Gran's for dinner? What is your family recipe? What food … Continue reading TASTING NOSTALGIA
We held our 2022 ANZAC service at the World War One Memorial on Lobethal Road, Forest Range. During the service we also unveiled two new signs. See photos of our services, links to stories of our fallen and lists of enlisted service people at https://frlhganzac.wordpress.com/. World War I memorial, Forest Range & Lenswood community … Continue reading ANZAC 2022
GREEDY FOR GOLD
How much do you know about the history of gold in our district? Join us for a fun filled day of Golden stories, games and food. Did you know there were THREE gold rushes? Do you know any stories of our golden past? Do you know where the mines were?
JOHNSTONS OF OAKBANK
Chris Johnston of J & AG Johnston, brewers and hoteliers of Oakbank, shared the Johnston family story with our group in March 2020. The group met at the Forest Range Hall, in the toasty and comfortable revamped kitchen area. We learned a lot and shared some stories. If you would like a copy of … Continue reading JOHNSTONS OF OAKBANK
150 YEARS OF EDUCATION
PHOTO SHARE MEETING
Keep this date in your calendar - our next meeting means we will be at the Forest Range Hall and will be sharing our photo collection (or some of it). Come along for a cuppa and a giggle. Maybe you will see your relatives, or your home or just locations that you know. All welcome … Continue reading PHOTO SHARE MEETING
CRICKET ~ grudge match
14 OCTOBER 2018 - Central Recreation Ground, Lobethal Road, Forest Range (near The Ford). A great day was had by all when the Centrals played the Foresters, Centrals winning by 2 runs. Captains were Ian East and Kevin Coulter. Some aged bodies turned out for the day (wonder if all could walk the next day?) Peter … Continue reading CRICKET ~ grudge match
CAM’S CAPERS 2018
Images from Cam's Caper's 2018. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE IMAGES
AGM : 2018
AGM was 10 October 2018 Featured guest speaker was Robin Cole. Robin is the author and researcher of "The Ochre Warriors- Peramangk culture and rock art in the Mt Lofty Ranges’’.
LENSWOOD 100 BOOK
"That's all for you! From a post office a township grew - Lenswood 100 years" BACK AGAIN - WE HAVE PRINTED A LIMITED 3RD PRINT RUN OF THIS POPULAR BOOK. The story of the last 100 years of Lenswood. Published by The Forest Range and Lenswood History Group to celebrate 100 years since the naming … Continue reading LENSWOOD 100 BOOK
An Evening of stories Reminisce with the ‘Talking Heads’ of the Forest Range and Lenswood District The Forest Range and Lenswood History Group shared a great evening of stories about our wonderful community and its characters! (17 August 2018). Those who shared were David Kumnick, Peter Brockhoff, Warren Murdoch and Kym Green. The evening was … Continue reading TALKING HEADS
We continue to add to our family histories. Remember to keep an eye on our recorded stories at this page. Remember to keep an eye on our written stories at this page. Browse through the links on the People tab to journey through what we have gathered to date. If you or someone you know … Continue reading ORAL HISTORIES
CAM’S CAPERS 2017
Images from Cam's Caper's 2017. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE IMAGES
HAPPY NEW YEAR
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018! Reports of “New Year’s Eve’ Pranks, in South Australian newspapers, go back to the late 1800s. Practical jokes, usually attributed to ‘young bloods’, were popular in country towns when farm machines, gates, vehicles and sign posts were decorated or relocated. Paint was used in variety of ways from putting the new … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR
NEW PEOPLE STORY
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HO HO HO
Our last meeting for 2017 was a fantastic Christmas celebration on 15 December at Anderson Hill. We had a great evening and shared weird and wonderful "old tatt" for Kris Kringle and watched the video of our Cam's Capers trip. Looking forward to next year.
LENSWOOD TURNED 100
LENSWOOD is now 100 years old https://youtu.be/LIPmgyCE7AQ June 5, 1917 "The eastern portion of the Forest Range district has long been inconvenienced by lack of postal facilities. Some residents were situated from two to four miles from the office, and as the bulk of mail business went to that part it was felt that some means … Continue reading LENSWOOD TURNED 100
Next meeting - CLICK HERE for details We meet on the first Thursday of each month (except January) - all welcome. Minutes and constitution - CLICK HERE Email: SecretaryFRLHG@gmail.com
A SPECIAL VISIT
Old cars, old furniture, old stuff. We had a great visit to a private museum on 10 Feb. It was a balmy evening with a huge moon and a cool breeze as we shared wine and cheese after. Great visit.
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