In the early 1970s a party was held in Bramley Hall near Margaret River. Many SW and visiting surfers attended the function and had a great time, apparently. However, neither the party goers nor resident social photographer Ric Chan can remember much about the evening.
Margaret River resident Theo Mathews: “I cannot remember attending what looks like a fabulous party, but that is not to say I was not there”.
Photographer Ric Chan: “The Bramley party is a small murmur in my memory. I do recall it was a pretty HIGH night of super heavy revelling, but not much more than that.” Source: Surfing Down South book.
Ric’s Bramley party pics follow:-
Photo: Party scene #1
Photo: Party scene #2
Photo: Party scene #3
Photo: Party scene #4
Photo: Steve ‘Blue’ Nicholson & Bruce King party revellers.
Photo: Tony Hardy & Mark Wells.
Photos: (Left) Syd Tate & Marina, (Right) Chris Reynolds.
Photos: (left) Shaun Atkinson (Right) Harvey Wachtel.
Photos: (Left) Tex Branch & Rex Biddle (Right) unknown couple
Photo: (Left) Peter Carter (Right) unidentified
Photo: Party boys #1
Adrian Wilson – In the next photo in the middle with no shirt is my friend and old school buddy Gary Howard……Gary after a long career as a fire fighter is now very active in the fight to save Beelier Wetlands from the Roe 8 Highway development.
I remember these shows, but I’m not the one to comment on what they were like…basically I used to go to bed early…usually in the carpark at Margs in the back of my VW so I could be out at first light….some hours later the party boys would start appear…
Photo: Party boys #2