Kerry Anderson, from Brisbane, with reunion organiser Vicky Cross (nee Anderson)

March 13, 2024

About 150 former and current Nanango residents gathered at Ringsfield House on Saturday to chat and swap memories.

The annual Nanango Reunion has been held for an incredible 63 years, although for most of this time former residents gathered together in Brisbane, often at New Farm Park.

Vicky Cross (nee Anderson), who has been organising the event since 2015, said in recent years it had been held in Nanango.

Vicky also sends out a newsletter to former residents, updating them about the latest happenings in the town.

Since 2016, the reunion has been held annually at Ringsfield (or at Nanango Showgrounds if raining) with the exception of 2021-22 due to the pandemic.

“The whole idea is for people to just get together and catch up,” Vicky said.

There was a lot of reminiscing happening on Saturday, with visitors looking through collections at the Nanango History Room (the old schoolhouse) and enjoying guided tours through the historic Ringsfield building.

Audrey Stephan, from Nanango, was catching up with Fay Anderson, from Brisbane …. Fay formerly owned the Fitzroy and Maidenwell hotels
Clarice Hopper, from Kingaroy, with Lorna Beetham (nee Bain), also now in Kingaroy
Sherril and Des Kuss, from Murgon, with Val Zimmerman (nee Kuss), from Gatton
Toni (nee Cronin) and Chris Abberton, from Greenbank, were looking over the displays in the History Room
Keith Springate, from Nanango, with Doug Snow, East Nanango
Len Bochmann, from Nanango, was looking over Ringsfield’s gardens, which he looked after for many years, and reminiscing about how he was one of the few Nanango residents not to have been born at Ringsfield … Len says he was born at ‘Glenrowan’, which is now a block of three flats in Alfred Street, near Alexander Lane
Visitors and local residents gathered in Ringsfield’s gardens to chat


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