FOOTBALL GRAND FINAL
“I remember very clearly the day Castlemaine Football Club won the Grand Final after I think it was 42 years. The whole town was covered in Black and White, such a proud site to see everyone supporting our boys, and then the party for the whole town at the Old Gaol, and back to Hendo’s. I worked at the Cri then: my, that was a big week, everyone was so happy, and celebrating.
The town was abuzz. I particularly remember the naked run of the footballers through the streets… I think that was about day 3 of celebrating. That got many tongues wagging…funny as…I was loving every minute of it, they were on Cloud 9 and rightly so, those boys were happy as Larry, it was great to be a part of it.”
Max remembers when he was a boy that there was always kids on the camp reserve, kicking the footy, or kids down by the creeks on their way home from school. You could catch trout in the creek
THE CASTLEMAINE SHOW
The Camp Reserve:
Where Jean had to do exercises as a school girl on hessian sacks.
Where boys used to gather after school to kick the footy.
The Show was huge – in primary school we’d all go. I’d go with my two girlfriends. We’d always go on the Ferris Wheel at the end of the night. It seemed so high – and the fireworks always seemed so big and bright then.
Where Keith McShanag met his wife Virginia Faletti on the Ferris wheel at the Castlemaine Fair.
Keith met his wife Virgie at the Castlemaine Fair at Camp Reserve. Virgie’s friend was scared of heights and couldn’t accompany her on the ferris wheel so Keith stepped in and afterwards asked her on a date. Six months later they were engaged.