Reflecting on his childhood in Thornbury during the 1950’s Secretary Geoff McIlvenna held us enthralled with his ability to take us to another era in time! Watching the procession of 1956 Olympic Athletes as they paraded down the length of High Street, was a thrill, as was seeing a young Queen Elizabeth in the parade. Another era indeed with SP Bookies in the local area regularly being ‘raided’ by the local constabulary, plain clothes policeman watching out for errant youths, kids playing on the streets, & a fulfilling long career in the police force were touched on by Geoff with great insight and humor. Great to hear from a fellow Rotarian whose passion for life & service is ongoing!