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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bess" Norma Bessie REYMOND / BRADLEY

Born 15 June 1911 in Narrogin, Western Australia [P341]
Daughter of blacksmith Henry REYMOND and Lillian Myrtle ELLIOTT [P341]
Grew up in the Perth suburb of Nedlands and worked as a Shop Assistant after leaving school [P341]
In early October 1935 she spent a holiday with the BRADLEY family on their farm in Winchester [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1935-36, 1936-37 and 1946-47 [5: 20-Dec-1935, 6-Mar-1936, 20-Nov-1936, 28-Mar-1947]
Attended Miss Olive W. KAU's 21st birthday at Meadow Dale Farm in Coorow on Saturday evening 18 January 1936 [5: 24-Jan-1936]
Played for the combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Prior to her marriage resided with her parents at 79 Stanley Street in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [50]
Married Eric John BRADLEY on 14 October 1936 at the Wesley Church in Perth [P341]
Resided with her husband and later children in a new house on Hillview Farm on the Winchester East Road in Winchester [P341]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in coronation blue marocain [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday 12 May 1937 in "magnolia satin richly embroidered" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Committee Member of Winchester's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1942 [0: image 04121]
Gave birth to a still born son at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs on 14 April 1944 [24]
     Their still born son was buried in plot 16 of the Methodist section at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs [24]
Ladies Committee Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1946 [5: 3-May-1946]
Judged the Needlework section at the 9th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 5 September 1946 [5: 11-Oct-1946]
Organised a social for Madge and Verlie MILLARD, Margot HAIG and Valma WHITE, which was held on 5 July 1947 [5: 1-Aug-1947]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club 1948-1959 [4: 24-Jul-1959] [5: 23-Apr-1948, 2-Jun-1949]
    On Wednesday 25 May 1948 she "established a record for the Coorow Associates with 45 off the stick" [5: 2-Jun-1949]
Briefly visited Geraldton accompanied by Mrs Dorothy ANDERSON of Waddy Forest in early December 1956 [4: 7-Dec-1956]
She and her husband left Hillview Farm in Winchester after purchasing the Coorow Hotel [P341]
They ran the Coorow Hotel for a few years, after which her husband purchased and ran a garage in Coorow [P341]
Resided on Bristol Street in Coorow and was telephone number 521132 for at least the years 1970-1974 [60]
She and her husband later resided in Leeman and then at Lot 284 Drummond Circus in Cervantes 1986-1989 [19] [P341]
Following her husband's death she resided at the Moora Lodge in Moora [P341]
Mother of Janice and John [P341]
Died 15 June 1992; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (MC, Rose Memorial, GC, 13) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Norma Bessie Reymond / Bradley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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