SUNDAY 26 AUGUST
70th Anniversary of the Post War Morris. A varied collection of Morris Related vehicles assembled at Water World Aquatic Centre on the day. The weather was perfect every body enjoyed them selves.
Blessed with beautiful weather we assembled out the front of the Police Museum. We were then invited to take our Morries into the museum grounds. We were then greeted by our tour guides from the Police Historical Society. We started our tour with a small discussion about the police Barracks, which is still an active place today. The Barack’s still holds about 250 Police Officers, as well as Star Force Officers,Police Dogs and their handlers, as well as Mounted Police and their beautiful (horses). Our very own Malcolm Hill interested us with a story about the demise of the Watch Tower Bell which disappeared one cold,wet, Adelaide night and sometime later re-appearing after its donation to the Historical Society. Before setting off on a wander throughout the rest of the facility we were treated to a lovely coffee/tea and delicious scones with jam and cream, provided by the ladies of the Historical Society. During out tour we were able to see numerous police vehicles in there collection. Various confiscated artifacts from some dubious members of society, timelines of drug abuse, missing people and unsolved murders. we visited a room where viewed the worlds biggest collection of police uniforms, including badges,pins,cuff links, hats and more. We were fortunate enough to see a few horses in their exercise ring before being escorted into what can only be described as the “Hilton of Stables”. Our tour finished with a group photo taken by our guides of us surrounding some of our Morries. However our run did not finish until a gathering at the Mile End hotel which included great company, some good drinks and a tasty meal. A great day was had by all who attended. Cheers Tressa
AUSTRALIA DAY RUN 20 JANUARY 2019
43 Morris fans met at the Home Make Centre Gepps Cross for the start of the run. From here they drove to Williston for a self serve breakfast. From here we had an interesting drive through, Kapunda, Hambly Bridge and Stockport, to Roseworthy Agricultural museum. Here we were treated to a very enjoyable Apple Pie and cream, tea or coffee. The volunteer staff at the museum put on live demonstration of some of their Museum pieces.also started up an ancient Caterpillar Crawler Tractor. There was two incidents on the day one with vaporization problems and one with brake problem. All in all a very well organized outing, well done by the Coopers and the Jessers.