Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Blackstone {Lsquo}creep' Cracks Up

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Blackstone {Lsquo}creep' Cracks Up

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Byline: Marilyn Lenihan

THERE was 'a creep' at Blackstone on January 11, 1909.

This creep was reported by Jacob Davies, a well-known collier of Blackstone.

While sitting on his back veranda he heard a loud noise as though a gun had been fired.

As it was a dark night he couldn't see what might have caused the noise.

The following morning when he went outside, he noticed large cracks in the surface of the ground and the roof, which divided the main part with an extension, had shifted and apparently was broken in the centre.

Mr Davies also discovered the fence and gates in his front yard were out of plumb; large openings or cracks running under the house; the blocks of the house had shifted; the flooring, windows and doors were also crooked.

Other homes affected were those of Owen Clarke and to a lesser extent, that of D Howie.

Other damage visible was in the main road to Mr Thomas Thomas's place and large cracks were to be seen.

Entertainment

SCOTTISH entertainer Harry Lauder presented a farewell season in the Wintergarden Theatre, East Street, Ipswich on August 4, 1925.

Lauder presented a budget of songs, sayings and cameo studies of real life in Scotland along with character impersonations that had made him the idol of the people and the most wonderful artist seen in a decade.

Harry Lauder was brought to Australia under the direction of Messrs EJ Carroll and E and N Tait and the audience declared the entertainment "one of the best that had ever been staged in Ipswich".

IGS Oval

ANOTHER sports oval officially opened on June 13, 1925 was Ipswich Grammar School's.

This new oval was 118 metres in length and 77 metres wide and most of the money for the work involved was contributed by the trustees and members of the Old Boys Association.

It was the intention to lay down a turf wicket, which would make the grounds the best cricket field in Ipswich. …

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