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Vale Beryl Aldred

by Cameron Outridge

Beryle and Ian Aldred moved from Toongabbie, New South Wales, to Maleny on January 5 1980.   They had previously purchased two acres land from Ken Wilkes for the bargain price in those days of $10,000.   They settled in very well with their near neighbours Ian Knight, Bill and Marlene Hankinson, Frank and Kit Geritz and Tony and Val Harvey.    With such neighbours it was no surprise they they were soon in the Maleny Show Society.

Back in those days, next to the Aub Cork Oval there was this little run-down shed usually used the cricketers to stow their gear.    Beryle decided it was an ideal place to open own little stall.    With help from Ollie O’Connor and Muriel ‘Dui’ Hitchins they stocked it with home made cakes.   It soon became a must for show patrons, particularly The Dog Show Exhibitors who could rely on a hot cuppa as early 5.30am.

That stall is still there, with a lot of improvements added.   Beryle will be long remembered for her outstanding record of winning first prize for her “Pudding in a Cloth” for an amazing 18 consecutive years.   Surely some sort of record in Show Society circles.

Sadly, Beryle passed away on August 19, at the Maleny Soldiers Memorial Hospital, a place she would have surely selected if she would have been given a choice.   The Show Society has lost a great worker and friend and she shall be sadly missed.

Vale Beryle Aldred.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.