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Photo above: from left to ight, Jack Snowsill, Wayne Snowsill, Bill Snowsill, Mr Bull.
Photo above: John and Githlian Maunsell, a very good friend of the Bodle Family and great supporter of Riversdale Beach
Photo above; Stan & Lorna Conner one of the first couples to retire at Riversdale Beach.Stan and Lorna Conner, it is believed they were the second couple to retire at Riversdale Beach resort. Stan a contract painter in Masterton, Lorna a school teacher at Landsdown school. Lorna born in the Shetland Islands and a daughter of a lighthouse keeper, hardship living in some of the remotest places. In some places used to row a boat to school. Lorna in her 70’s still diving for paua, kept a marvelous vegetable garden and worked casual at the store.
Lilly Mae and Arthur Mahoney the first to Retire to Riversdale Beach,also in the photo Michellene Shoemann visitor from Canada.
Three photos above: From left Alf & Nel Lacey, Alf with grandchildren, Nel .photos supplied by Dale Lacey.
Photo above: In happy times John and Jenny Meredith with Basil & Phil.
Photo above Alex Clark
Wayne Snowsill, one of the original Surf Club members