Iris (middle), purchases in hand, ca 1940

A teenager’s war

31/08/2018 Raine Biancalt

Two years before she died in 1984 for a history assignment I interviewed my mother Iris from the perspective of a ‘Melbourne teenager during World War II’. I was often surprised by her comments about life at the time.

Scottish Reel

A reel joy

31/08/2018 Guest Author

What is Scottish Country Dancing and why does the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) promote it so widely as offering fun, fitness and friendship for those who attend classes around the world?

Celtic Jam

Celtic Jam

31/08/2018 Guest Author

“How do the musicians know what to play”? This is the most common question asked by punters when they first experience a traditional Celtic music session, probably in an Irish pub. Unlike at other music events, there aren’t any music stands or sheet music in front of the players, just a roomful of musicians on acoustic instruments in sync together.

Vintage Morris Club Event August 1957

Shake, rattle and roll

31/08/2018 Barry Gomm

Cars built during the vintage years 1919 to 1930 are now very much in demand but that was not always the case. For five to six years after WWll the production of new cars barely caught up with demand, in fact it was commonplace for prospective buyers to be on lengthy waiting lists.