HISTORY

                                                                                                                                     

 I was born at a very early age in the Sydney suburb of

Concord West  eldest child of  Noel and Patricia Felstead.


My first home was at 66 Llewellyn Street

in the Sydney suburb of Rhodes.

After my brother , Murray, was born we moved to 23 Chisholm Street Turramurra on Sydney's North Shore.

 

In 1954 I commenced my education at Turramurra Public  School where I stayed until the end of 1955

when we moved to Woodend by which time Lawrence (Larry) had been born.              

Woodend house in 1966 ,10 years after we left.

 

Same house in September 2008.

31st December 2012.

31st December 2012.

Whilst living at Lancefield Road  Woodend ,

I attended Woodend State School, during 1956 before

moving to 92 Haldane Street  in the Melbourne suburb of Beaumaris  in 1957.

                                                                                       How to get a few hours off school in 1959.  

                                                                                                                           

     

 

My sister Pamela was born in 1959.

 I attended Beaumaris State School (1957 to 1960), Beaumaris High School (1961-1964)

                                                                                                     

 

and George Taylor & Staff  ( 1965) when it was situated in Little Collins Street Melbourne.

I commenced employment with Crawford Productions in 1966.

In 1968 I joined the Victorian Railways  as a Locomotive Engineman.

Whilst employed with V R  in 1969,I worked for a couple of months in Korumburra then on

 11th November 1969 I transferred to Wodonga for "a month", found the natives friendly and still live in

the area. In May 1974 I tried my hand selling insurance before joining  Mates - Waltons - Venture  as an major appliance salesman.

 


Met Bettwyn in 1970.

Engaged 1971.

Married  1972. 

Donna born 1977

Scott born 1979

My 60th birthday 2009.

L-R: Donna , me, Bettwyn and Scott. 

2017.


With  grandsons Hamish (born 2004)  and Tylar (born 2007).

I also have 2 granddaughters , Madeline (born 2012) and Imogen (born 2013). 

Bettwyn with Hamish and Tylar Christmas Day 2016.

Since 1984 I have been a presenter at Albury community radio  2REM FM.

 and a member of Lavington Branch

                                of Lions International since 1988.     

Through Lions I participate in Meals on Wheels as well as a 

volunteer driver for the Cancer Council NSW.  

                                                                                                          

In 1987, after Venture went down the financial gurgler, I worked for Mister Minit  and Warehouse Sales

,each for a few months , before joining Murray River County Council - Murray River Electricity -

 Energy South - Great Southern Energy - Country Energy - Essential Energy  as a customer services advisor.

I retired from Essential Energy on 26th April 2013.

LOST PEN PAL

I'M TRYING TO CONTACT MY AMERICAN PEN PAL FROM THE 1960'S.

HER  MAIDEN NAME WAS CATHY CAMPBELL AND BY 1974 SHE HAD MARRIED

PHIL ("PAL") LOCKWOOD AND THEY HAD A SON PHIL"PAL" JUNIOR.

 AS A TEENAGER CATHY LIVED IN THE LOS ANGELES SUBURB OF LOMITA.

IF ANYONE STILL KEEPS IN CONTACT PLEASE ASK HER TO CONTACT ME IN ALBURY NSW AUSTRALIA .

MY EMAIL IS:richardkfelstead@gmail.com

BELOW IS  A 1974 PICTURE OF CATHY & FAMILY.

       

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