28 June 2015

Photos from Winterford Family Reunion - Regatta Hotel

Reunion organiser, Sharon Racine (left) and Deb sharing UK family member Stephen Winterford's words

Jan's Mum, Valerie (Brown) Herbertson, signing Lingering Doubts for Sue Winterford

Deb's sister, Faye (Brown) Gibson, looking elegant in Victorian dress

A splendid day at the lovely Regatta Hotel. Winterford descendants came from all parts of Australia and our UK and Canadian relations were there in spirit also. Unfortunately my Dad, Ian Brown, was unable to attend due to the stroke he suffered last year. Jan couldn't join us either as husband, John, is scheduled for surgery this week. Lots of love and best wishes are being sent his way.


25 June 2015

Winterford Family Reunion - Winterford Room, Regatta Hotel

Winterford's Far & Wide - Facebook group

The above Facebook group, compliments of Stephen Winterford from the UK, welcomes all descendants of our amazing great-great-grandparents, William and Margaret Winterford, who built and owned the iconic Regatta Hotel on Coronation Drive, Toowong.

In March 2014 Lingering Doubts was launched in the Regatta's Winterford Room  and on Saturday 27 June 2015 a Winterford family reunion will be held in the same room. This will be the first Winterford family gathering with many members meeting for the very first time.
Our thanks to Sharon Racine who single-handedly organised this gathering of the Winterford clan.

Deb and Jan

16 June 2015

Lingering Doubts now available at Wynnum's Little Gnome Bookshop

Deb delivering Lingering Doubts to Little Gnome

Little Gnome bookshop, which also serves great coffee, is located in Florence Street, Wynnum - two streets away from where Jan grew up.

Find Little Gnome at 5/66 Florence St
ph: 07 3161 9931

Many thanks Bel and Jack,
Deb and Jan

5 June 2015

Lingering Doubts - Going inside Brisbane's Arcade Murder soon in Audio Format

Later this year an audio version of Lingering Doubts will be available for the vision impaired and print-disabled community! Needless to say we were thrilled to receive this extraordinary offer from Jo Booth, Queensland Narrating Service - a non-profit community organisation currently funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.   

For many years QNS has had a close relationship with University of Queensland Press, among other publishers, and has produced many of their titles in audio format for the libraries. Jo advised that QNS tends to focus on Australian and in particular local Queensland content. 

Our story was kindly recommended to QNS by Matthew Condon (Three Crooked Kings) and Breanda Cross, a volunteer narrator. Our grandfather's voice will now be heard by many more people. Many thanks Matt, Breanda and Jo.

Deb and Jan