[Article 11684]Munch,Music and Memories 2021 Function

On Sunday the 2nd of May 2021 a Special High Tea was held for the widows of members of the PPM

The High Tea was held at Wests Ashfield

Ten widows and their friends came along for a wonderful afternoon of music, food and Magpie Memories

Here are a few photos to celebrate this event



Rick Wayde and the Wests Archives had decorated the room

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Janet Malone and Janet Charlesworth


Vicki Liubinskas, Chris Kelly and Judy Wilson


Marie Fitzgerald and daughter Liz and Mike Bailey


Melinda Begnell, Judy Vessey and Ken Vessey


Karen Hooper, Carl Ross and Lottie Hooper


Joe Begnell, Mick Liubinskas and Chow Hayes

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Liz Stonestreet and Mick


Chow and Merrelyn Rogers


Jill Squires, Vicki Liubinskas and Helena Bailey


Mike and Joe


All of the guests have arrived….


Dennis Aubrey supplied the music and entertainment all afternoon


Time for High Tea







Merrelyn Rogers talks about how she first met Don Rogers all those years ago


Liz, Joe and Marie Fitzgerald


Dennis Burgess sings one of my favourite songs “We are the boys from Western Suburbs…..


Janet Loder, Anne Russell, Carl Ross and Sharon Crow


Merrelyn Rogers and Joe Begnell

Photo is of the Wests Team in 1969

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The Late Don Rogers is bottom right wearing the white shorts

Time for Songs and Dancing Magpie Style






Unfortunately all good things must come to an end


Dennis and Mike thanking all of the widows for their attendance


All of the widows were presented with a beautiful bunch of flowers thanks to Joe and Melinda Begnell


Liz and Marie Fitzgerald

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Jack Fitzgerald played for Wests between 1947-1955 with 84 First Grade games

Jack coached Wests Reserve Grade team between 1957 – 1960

Jack also coached Wests First Grade between 1961 and 1964

Wests under Jack’s coaching played in three Grand Finals

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Judy Wilson

Bill Wilson played for Wests between 1964 – 1967

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Bill Wilson at a PPM reunion



Lottie Hooper

Eddie Hooper played for Wests between 1949 -1957

Eddie coached Wests Reserve Grade in 1955

Wests Third Grade 1960-1962

Coached Wests Third Grade team to the premiership in 1961

Eddie was President of Wests 1968-1969 then again 1971-1976




Liz Stonestreet

Ken Stonestreet played for Wests between 1967 and 1972

Ken played  122 First Grade games during those years

Ken also coached Wests Third Grade team in 1973 and 1974

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Chris Kelly

Noel Kelly played for Wests between 1961 and 1969

Noel played 111 First grade games and only played First Grade in his nine years at Wests

Capitan/coach Wests First Grade 1966-1969

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Noel with some young Magpies at Lidcombe Oval



Jan Malone

Don Malone played for Wests between 1957 and 1967

Don played 81 First Grade games

Don played in two Grand Finals 1958 and was the half back in the famous 1963 Grand Final

Don also coached the 1967 Third Grade team to a Premiership

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Pat Thomas jumping over Don with Noel Kelly watching on



Janet Loder

Wayne Loder during the 1970’s played the majority of his football with Enfield Federals after his initial season in 1969 with Croydon Park and a season with Bankstown Sports in 1972

Wayne represented Canterbury – Bankstown in 1972 in Jersey Flegg.

And Wests in Presidents Cup in 1974

As a player Wayne played in premiership winning A, B, and C Grade sides between 1973 to 1977 for Enfield Feds




Anne Russell

Gary Russell played for Wests between 1957 – 1965. Gary played in many end of season games including two Grand Finals appearances

From 1970-1972 he coached Third Grade

Was Third Grade assistant secretary from 1975-1977 and Club secretary from 1978-1979 and was a long serving committeeman

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Gary Russell



Judy Brading the daughter of Billy Keato

Billy Keato played for Wests between 1938 – 1950

A goal-kicking fullback he played over one hundred First Grade games for the Magpies

He scored over 770 points to become Wests all-time top point-scorer and goal-kicker

Following his retirement from playing Keato served as Western Suburbs Secretary and Treasurer, commencing as Treasurer in 1951

His involvement with Wests lasted over four decades

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Merrelyn Rogers

Don Rogers played for Wests between 1968 – 1976 with two seasons at Canterbury – Bankstown

Don scored 66 tries in all grades at Wests

Between 1970 and 1972, Don finished as the club’s top try scorer

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Don Rogers in 1969


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