On Friday November 27th 2009, Keith Bales of the TVW Reunion planning committee organised an enjoyable post reunion dinner at the Romany Restaurant, on the corner of Lake and Aberdeen Streets in Northbridge.
Not only was it a celebratory dinner for the planning committee, entertainers, sponsors and wives, but also a number of past CEO’s, Managing Directors and General Managers of TVW, who have contributed or taken a keen interest in our WA TV History web project.
Those who attended were…
- Sir James Cruthers’ biographer Mark Balnaves of Curtin University
- Max and Betty Bostock
- Bill and Judi McKenzie
- Kevin and Joy Campbell
- Jill and Jeff Glass
- Keith, Ruby Bales and Glenys Nelson
- Keith and Ann Mackenzie
- Coralie Condon and Audrey Long
- Gary Carvolth and Alyesha Anderson
- John and Marisha Young
- Gordon McColl
- Ken and Sue McKay
- Justin and Katherine Freind (Opera Singers)
- Sharon and Grant Young (Stargate Actors Academy)
- Anthony and Holly Yurisich (Olive Farm Wines)
- Roland Ott (Nightcruiser Party Buses)
- Russell Brown (Reunion Video producer Mintox Media)
- Naureen Taylor (Reunion Photographer)
The gathering was kindly entertained by Justin and Katherine Friend, who were also valued guests on the evening. This soon came to the attention of the restaurant patrons, who too wished to enjoy their repertoire of classical and contemporary songs.
The venue for the dinner is steeped in history as one of Northbridge’s longest standing businesses. The ‘Romany’ operated out of 188 William Street for over sixty years. The four-brother Lenzarini family team owned the Romany for thirty years and it was in this period that it established its great reputation for excellent food and a warm, inviting atmosphere. It expanded from one room to four rooms under their ownership due to its great popularity and success. More than a decade ago, current owner Enzo Develter bought the restaurant. In 2006, the Romany relocated from its original location to a new venue at 105 Aberdeen street, taking the place of previous ‘Mamma Maria’s’ restaurant on the site of the former Re Store.
This historic information is courtesy of the Northbridge History Project, which is working with government, communities and individuals to collect the districts heritage in the form of oral histories, photographs, documents, film and other sources for public display on the world wide web at: www.northbridgehistory.wa.gov.au
NAUREEN TAYLOR’S PHOTO GALLERY
GORDON MCCOLL’S PHOTO GALLERY