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Forum: Lae 27-11-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 26,941
Posted By Chris Byrne
Lae Airport in its heyday

Looks like the photo was taken after Markham Road was re-routed to place the old cemetery inside the airport boundary. My father is buried there.
Forum: The International School of Lae 27-11-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,755
Posted By Chris Byrne
Long, long ago ...

Been away from PNGBD for several years - just saw these.

Before Lae High School Louis Kai went to St Mary's. He was a year or two older than me.

I think the Boys from High School may be Johnny...
Forum: Lae 12-04-2005, 01:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 33,270
Posted By Chris Byrne
Ian Hendricks

I was born 1953, so more Larian's and Philippa's vintage. My mum and Ian's were friends, doubt Ian would remember me or my mum.
Forum: Lae 11-04-2005, 12:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 33,270
Posted By Chris Byrne
Hi Larian, Very sorry to read about your Mum. ...

Hi Larian, Very sorry to read about your Mum.

I think Philippa was older than Peta, but I could be wrong.
Forum: Lae 09-04-2005, 08:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 33,270
Posted By Chris Byrne
Vinnings

Philippa Vinnings' sister's name was Peta.
Forum: Lae 05-04-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 33,270
Posted By Chris Byrne
Brian, You won't remember me - I was born in Lae...

Brian, You won't remember me - I was born in Lae in 1953, so am a bit younger. But my Mum was a friend of Ian Hendricks' mum Joy. Among other things they had in common that they were widowed while...
Forum: Lae 12-12-2004, 12:58 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 226,502
Posted By Chris Byrne
Carols by Candlelight

As we approach Christmas I am reminded of the Christmas (around 1962 or 1963) when Arthur Strachan directed a choir that presented carols by candlelight.

The actual event took place on an oval...
Forum: Coronation (Lae Primary School) 10-12-2004, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 29,448
Posted By Chris Byrne
St Mary's Catholic Mission School

Wendy,

My computer has died (I'm borrowing my kids' PC), so I've lost my map of Lae to quote the cross-street names on. Let me try to describe the location, and you'll surely find it. I recall...
Forum: Coronation (Lae Primary School) 10-12-2004, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 29,448
Posted By Chris Byrne
Snowdrops, salty ginger, school buses, and other mind wanderings ...

The kids I went to school with at St Mary's ('59-'64) called the snowdrops "salsimoy". The ginger was "red ginger", and the fruit with the red "hairy" skin were "ramatangs". There was a tree we...
Forum: Lae 16-10-2004, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14,369
Posted By Chris Byrne
Margot Smith

Margot Smith lives in Sydney. My mother used to babysit Margot and her sister Karen in Lae. These days our mothers are virtually neighbours in Sydney...
Forum: Lae 13-10-2004, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 47,082
Posted By Chris Byrne
What street is this

The building on the right-hand side of the photo appears to be a trade store with residence above. But what is that thing sticking out of the roof - not the slim vent, the other thing?

Another...
Forum: Lae 13-10-2004, 09:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 86,906
Posted By Chris Byrne
Hi Wendy. Patricial Etchells was a couple of...

Hi Wendy.

Patricial Etchells was a couple of years older than me, so she was probably your age.

One of the Bottrell boys' name was Kevin - I think he was my age.

I think Diedre Whitton had a...
Forum: Lae 12-10-2004, 11:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 86,906
Posted By Chris Byrne
Another (personal) observation arising from the...

Another (personal) observation arising from the map: Does anyone remember that originally Markham Road was not broken at Milford Haven Road? It actually ran between the cemetery and the old...
Forum: Lae 12-10-2004, 11:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 86,906
Posted By Chris Byrne
Palm Road

I lived on Palm ROAD (not Street) from about 1956 through 1970. It runs between Bumbu Road and Hibiscus Avenue (just under the middle "B" in Bumbu on the map). There were only a few houses on Palm...
Forum: Lae 20-09-2004, 11:15 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 226,502
Posted By Chris Byrne
Dress Shop in the IPI Building

At one time the dress shop in the IPI Building was owned by Rose Hughes. I can't remember if she bought it as a going concern, or whether she sold it to someone else....
Forum: Lae 24-03-2004, 09:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 47,082
Posted By Chris Byrne
Peter Conboy

If he had a glass eye, that was him!
Forum: Lae 22-03-2004, 08:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 226,502
Posted By Chris Byrne
Morris Minor

Hi, Wendy.
My mother finally traded the Morris Minor for a pale blue Mini Minor in about 1963 and subsequently traded the first Mini for another in about 1967. She took delivery of the second one...
Forum: Lae 22-03-2004, 02:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 77,693
Posted By Chris Byrne
Birth Details

The doctor who delivered me was Dr Bruce, although I remember Dr Tonakie's name from my childhood. I was born in 1953, at the Malahang hospital ...
Forum: Lae 22-03-2004, 02:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 40,665
Posted By Chris Byrne
My mother was a part-time cashier at the squash...

My mother was a part-time cashier at the squash courts, and I spent may an afternoon at the pool there, through to about 1969
Forum: Lae 22-03-2004, 02:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 40,665
Posted By Chris Byrne
I learned to swim in the Hotel Cecil pool, around...

I learned to swim in the Hotel Cecil pool, around 1962. I can't ever remember seeing the bottom of the pool - the water was never clear enough for that. In fact, I once lost my spectacles in the...
Forum: Lae 22-03-2004, 02:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 47,082
Posted By Chris Byrne
Fireworks were also very popular on Guy Fawkes...

Fireworks were also very popular on Guy Fawkes Day. One of my school chums, Peter Conboy (from St Mary's Primary School), lost an eye to a rocket on Guy Fawkes night one year... Must have been 1963...
Forum: Lae 22-03-2004, 01:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 226,502
Posted By Chris Byrne
This is looking down the hill that ran from the...

This is looking down the hill that ran from the "town" end of Coronation Drive, down to Markham Road (also known as "Little Namanula", if I'm not mistaken). If you enlarge the photo you can just...
Forum: Lae 22-03-2004, 01:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 226,502
Posted By Chris Byrne
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