28 September 2022

120 fun loving people joined us on 28th September 2022 to celebrate the launch of our new web site at Swansea RSL.

We thank Cavalcade of History and Fashion for travelling from Sydney to take us on a journey into the fashions and customs of the 1950s.  The room, decorated in 1950s style, was a buzz of chatter and giggles of recalled memories as the fashions were shown around the tables.

Over the past couple of years we’ve developed a heritage walk along Swansea Channel, produced a set of Then & Now postcards, some videos, worked with Caves Beach Surf Life Saving Club to digitise some of their heritage collection and so much more.  We’re grateful to Daniel Zeaiter of Codex IT Services for building a web site which serves not only as a home for all of our past and future projects but makes it easy to members of the community to access them also.

We thank Swansea RSL for their generosity in allowing us to use the beautiful Blue Water Function Centre and especially to Ashley Wade, Events Manager, who went above and beyond to assist us; to Heritage NSW for the grant that enabled the many community minded projects we’ve done; Daniel Zeaiter, Codex IT Services, Ray Cosier of Raymar Signs for our amazing banner and extra-large postcards; and Susie England Quinn of Luscious Little Bites for making our logo which was on our celebration cake.

Some lovely encouraging comments from our guests included:

What a fabulous initiative. The website is a wonderful resource to the generations of our community. I am particularly impressed with the then and now page.

Great community resource. Fantastic presentation. Lovely fashions – thoroughly enjoyable. Most unexpected supply of delicious food.

Great to hear about the work being done by such dedicated volunteers