Flashback: Bride's illness on honeymoon not a great start to married bliss for couple

Congratulations: Bride and Groom Helen and Trevor Lock at St Agnes' Church Port Macquarie, 1970.

Congratulations: Bride and Groom Helen and Trevor Lock at St Agnes' Church Port Macquarie, 1970.

Bride ill on honeymoon

Mr and Mrs Trevor Lock were married at St Agnes' Church, Port Macquarie, on February 6. The bride was attended by her two younger sisters, Barbara and Katherine, and the best man was David Lahey.

The bride, Helen Louise Radley, is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Mick Radley of Port Macquarie. The groom, Trevor Stephen Lock is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Stephen Lock, of Kempsey.

The bride wore an empire line wedding gown of white nylon lace over sheer, with scalloped lace train. Her full length tulle veil had a silk braided edge. She carried a bouquet of white sims carnations and tuber roses. Her bridesmaids wore burgundy, calypso empire line, cross-over bodices with A-line skirts.

After the wedding, the guests assembled at the Port Macquarie Golf Club for the reception.

Helen Lock became ill while honeymooning at the Gold Coast, and was admitted to hospital. From there she was rushed to Brisbane General Hospital, and was on the dangerously ill list all last week.

Her mother, Pauline Radley, has been with her daughter and her father, Mick Radley and four sisters, made the trip to Brisbane at the weekend. Last report yesterday was that Helen was on the way to recovery.

A host of local friends will be pleased to hear this news and will hope her recovery is a speedy one.

Appeal lodged: Matron Bailey at a Lions Club Dinner, 1969. Photos supplied by Port Macquarie Museum.

Appeal lodged: Matron Bailey at a Lions Club Dinner, 1969. Photos supplied by Port Macquarie Museum.

Matron's appeal heard

Matron Marj Bailey, dismissed from duties at the Hastings District Hospital by the board of directors on February 20, lodged an appeal.

Judge Richards of the Industrial Commission began hearing the appeal at Port Macquarie Court House yesterday. The hearing will continue today. The NSW Nurses' Association has applied to the Commission for Matron Bailey's reinstatement.

Matron Bailey is the only witness called so far, and her testimony will continue today. There was a difference of opinion between counsel at the outset over the actual wording of the resolution passed by the Board at a meeting on February 19, and read to the matron at that meeting; Mr Coburn for the Nurses' Association, maintained the resolution was to the effect that Matron Bailey was no longer capable of running the hospital as a training school for nurses. He said no other reason was given at that meeting.

Matron Bailey, in testimony yesterday told the Commission that in April 1969, she suffered a compound fracture of the left ankle in a motor accident, and spent several weeks in hospital before resuming duty.

Chamber supports extended trading hours

The Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce will write to the municipal council, expressing its support for extended trading hours for Port Macquarie.

The chamber will also advise council that its committee investigating the extended hours will make recommendation on what the hours should be, and for which 15 weeks of the year they should be applied.

Mr Kevin Baker told the meeting the committee had quizzed a number of shopkeepers and had found a 50/50 division. The bigger firms, employing large staff, were less interested than the smaller concerns, he said.

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