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Old 27-01-2011, 04:28 AM
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Hotel Cecil

Good evening Ian

Hope you are well. Lived in Laei circa 1970 and would be most grateful if you could send the pics

Many thanks

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Very sad to hear that the old place has gone. I have many photos of the old buildings and pool, with me and my sister swimming in it. I can remember the frangepany ? trees in the beer garden and when I smell them today I am transported back to Lae and being the lik lik master hehe. If anyone would like to see the pics let me know and I will arrange a photobucket site with the pics on same . Cheers Ian.
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Old 19-03-2011, 01:25 AM
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I happened to stumble on this web site and I am very interested although it looks like it has been a few years since used.. I moved to Lae in approx 1965 (age 14) and lived with my parents at the Hotel Cecil. Toby Perkins was the manager who later died from cancer. I got my first job at BP as a counter jumper in the menswear. Later in the electricial. Mrs Gill (can't remember her first name) was my boss as she was the buyer for the electricial dept. Her son had a tragety car accident and died while I was there. There are a lot of names that I have forgotten, but will certainly put my mind to them now. I would be very interested if hearing from anybody living in Lae at this time. Due to my age, most of the kids were in boarding school in Australia, while I was lucky enough to be given the chance to work. Someone may remember a skinny kid on a bike around this time. David Hancock davnglo@bigpond.com
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Old 19-03-2011, 02:03 AM
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Very sad to hear that the old place has gone. I have many photos of the old buildings and pool, with me and my sister swimming in it. I can remember the frangepany ? trees in the beer garden and when I smell them today I am transported back to Lae and being the lik lik master hehe. If anyone would like to see the pics let me know and I will arrange a photobucket site with the pics on same . Cheers Ian.
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Good afternoon Ian. It would be great to see the pics of the Hotel Cecil. I think I was there from '71-'74. Cheers Christopher Lenehan
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Old 19-03-2011, 02:20 AM
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Thanks Tony, I know Brian would be very glad to hear from him.

Cheers, Wendy
Good afternoon Wendy. Hope you are well. Do you have the Lae phone book for the '70's by any chance. Best regards Christopher Lenehan
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Old 19-03-2011, 12:27 PM
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Pics of the Cecil

Hi Ian, as a former resident of the Hotel Cecil, I would like to see the photos you have. My family would also be interested in seeing my old stomping ground.. The place never leaves you. Ta David



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Very sad to hear that the old place has gone. I have many photos of the old buildings and pool, with me and my sister swimming in it. I can remember the frangepany ? trees in the beer garden and when I smell them today I am transported back to Lae and being the lik lik master hehe. If anyone would like to see the pics let me know and I will arrange a photobucket site with the pics on same . Cheers Ian.
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Old 28-03-2012, 04:20 PM
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Mardis Gras, Sue Becker

Way back in this thread the mardis gras was mentioned. It was in early '65,
not too long after Xmas. As my mother remembers it, a flu swept the town a few days before, and a lot of entrants didn't make it.

Hotel Cecil went from 1951 to about 1990. It was the second one built by Flo Stewart, although she sold it after just a few years. The original primary school was on the site '48 to 51. It moved to the current Coro site in mid '51.

I remember Sue Becker from TAA charter trip to Finschhafen in mid 65. Talk about a megaphone voice. She split from here husband, and moved to Syd. She did a fitness video for the Beeb, filmed under the Hbr Bridge. She had a long carrer with ABC radio in Melb. and Hobart. Died about 2008.

# "Nostalgia is the greatest antiseptic of all time, but then again,
our history makes us what we are" .... Dennis Potter talking
about "Blue Hills Remembered".
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I know I am years late with this information, but have only just stumbled on this forum.
My now husband Jock and I lived in a flat in Magnolia St (shown on map as Mangola) opposite the Red Rose restaurant. Jock was with the Australian Army 183 RECCE Flt which supported No 2 PIR at Igam Barracks and I worked for the Commonwealth Bank. Christine Auld was the Manager's secretary when I was there, and I think she would have been there at the same time as Wendy Phillips.
Jock and I worked nights at the Steakhouse in Magnolia St then owned by Ron and Margaret (?).
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Has anyone been back lately.

I often think about going for a visit, I left in 1983- having lived there for only 3 years.
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