Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Juke Box Played Gold

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Juke Box Played Gold

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Byline: Jenny Lightfoot

SHE was only 17 and he was one year more when Maureen Glover first noticed Barry Hassall at Heckenberg's cafe in Denham Street, Rockhampton.

"Friends and I use to spend time at Heckenberg's playing the jukebox," Maureen said.

"I don't think he noticed me at first, but after a while he invited me to the movies,

"A lot of people went to the dances, but we loved going to the movies - and we still do," she said.

"We use to hold hands everywhere we went and we still do, 50 years on," Barry smiled.

Maureen and Barry Hassall were married in St Joseph's Cathedral, Rockhampton, on November 8, 1958, at 4pm.

Maureen's bridesmaid was her sister, Eileen (Mrs Flanagan, of Park Avenue) and Barry's best man was his brother-in-law, Victor Burke, of Rockhampton.

At the age of 18, Barry was called up for National Service and in 1961 he joined the regular army, thus beginning a career that lasted 30 years and saw him rise to the rank of Major and see action in Malaysia and Vietnam. …

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