Unley Ambulance
Unley 2012

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The Unley Centre today....
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The Unley Tree - the word is that it will be bulldozed...
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The car park and outdoor Parade Ground - the gigantic rubbish bin is a worry...
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The erstwhile garage... no decent ambulance here - and what about the junk?
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Remember the 'laundry' room?
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The entry vestibule....
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This mural would never be accepted in the old days - but note the image of the 6 wheeler and the stretcher carriers!
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Remember when we would skip up these stairs?
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Today it's a struggle to get to the next level....!
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...almost there....!
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The OFFICE at the right of the upstairs landing -- if you were invited in here, you were in deep trouble!
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The kitchen....a couple of kegs used to grace the floor here!
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A few pies were warmed up here....
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The Training Hall - say no more!
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how many bloody hours did we spend here...!
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...and if it wasn't training, it was bloody parades!
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The upstairs store-room - where our BF4's were stored - and lost.....
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A former member perhaps...
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..we don't know whose hand this is, but we suspect it's RALPH ANDERSON's - the erstwhile State Secretary of St John back then,...writing up all the 'indiscretions' of Unley members!
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Rescus Annies on standby, although we think they are rarely used today. How many of us have kissed these beauties?
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Rescus babies - remember being taught infant rescus on these? They also doubled for birth training...!
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..and sometimes when it got too hot, we'd retreat to the garage roof for cooling breezes...not allowed of course, but who cared?
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Ahh...the FLOORS! Remember the dreaded floor polisher...?
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Where the big knobs hung out....
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The David Schilling Memorial Royal Flush Room...remember when Schills knew he'd done wrong? He'd give himself a Royal Flush!
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The sleep-on room today - there is still the faint whiff of Tregoning here.....
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...and if you're an expert, Foul Bowel's presence can also be detected....
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Say no more!
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The old Rec Room - now a part of the Historical Society's rooms...
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This is where the old pool table was!
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A pensioner looks at a stretcher which he still thinks is modern!
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A fine body of men!
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Harry Swanton....
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the jaunty Jack Revitt...
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Superintendent Schilling!
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BB...B..BBBB....Brian Bartlett!!
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...now THIS was an ambulance!
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A modern stretcher designed for Day Staff...note the instruction about which is the 'pointy' end of the stretcher.....
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...when ambulances were ambulances....and T-Towels were T-Towels!
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Members in mufti....
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...more members.....
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Macca and Box Barrett during speeches farewelling the old Centre....
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part of the crowd at the farewell...
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...more pensioners ready to go out on the Big One!
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...a fine bottle of Ambulance Port, used for the Toast to all of our memories of a fine old friend...the Unley Ambulance Centre.
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Mickey George
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Signature Treg with his bottle of Coke
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Greg Norris, Kevin Hodgson, Lorna Hird, Peter Norman and ...
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Russ Stiggants
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Greg Norris, David McGowan, John Barrett
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St John Cap
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Found this gem of Gordon Ignatius Kirby giving a class.
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A lone Unley member farewells the upstairs hall.
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The view from the driveway. Remember the cottages that were across the road?
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The time has come the walruss said - locking the door for the final time....
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throwing the lock.....
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It's all over..... CLOSED with no forwarding address.
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Onto the Cremorne! Nads, Carol & Denis
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..time to party! Macca, Boxy, Jim, Roz & Greg
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..the boys in uniform! Peter & Peter
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no Justice here....!
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Krash, alway weary, always alert.
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35 years ago they said; "it would never happen".
He said "Ohhhh, yes it will", and he was right.
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Peter and Roz
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Jim, in fine form.
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Peter and Lorna
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Some heavy debate, some important points.
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A fine crew, Lorna, Nads and Jim.

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