Stepping back in history

The  the new printing machine c 1956 in the old Argus office with Miss Ethel Lewcock next to Eric Tilbrook (editor) and Miss Barbara Darmody.
The the new printing machine c 1956 in the old Argus office with Miss Ethel Lewcock next to Eric Tilbrook (editor) and Miss Barbara Darmody.

7 Tilbrooks Now on Northern Argus

Printing press and some of the Tilbrook family.

Printing press and some of the Tilbrook family.

Said to be an empire newspaper record

On Monday, Feb. 12/1951 the 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. G.V. Tilbrook, of North Clare (Mr Tudor Tilbrook) joined the staff of the Northern Argus.

One week before the 82nd anniversary of this country journal, which takes place next Tuesday, February 19/1951.

This now makes 7 Tilbrook’s connected with the firm. Previously six members of one family was considered in the Newspaper and Printing industry to be an Empire record, so that now the situation is unique in the annals of the Graphic Arts industry.

Death of Mr. R.G. Maynard in December (a grandson of Clare’s first pioneer settler) took from us a loyal member of our staff. 

With the advent of Mr. Tudor Tilbrook fresh from Rostrevor College, Adelaide, at the age of 17, it is likely that before many more years are over and the continued expansion of the firm of Tilbrook Bros.

Northern Argus, Clare, Mid North and Stanley Districts Newspaper and Printing House will continue to progress further along the lines laid down by its founder 82 years ago.

In the next few years there is a possibility of an eighth member of the family joining up. We welcome Tudor to the ranks of the firm.

In this issue simply as a matter of historical record, here are the names of the seven members – Proprietors, Messrs. E. H., M. H. and G. V. Tilbrook; staff members, Messrs I. T. and D. T. Tilbrook (sons of Mr. and Mrs. E H. Tilberook); Messrs. Terene A. and Tudor Tilbrook (sons of Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Tilbrook).

Eighth member looked forward to as a future member, who left for Rostrevor College on Monday is Michael, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Tilbrook.

OPEN COLUMN

Beer shortage in Clare

Sir – How many times have we been told this summer, – “Sorry, No Beer to-day!” And whose fault is it? The truth is now with the coming of so many immigrants, beer and more beer is wanted and the breweries can no longer cope with the demand – as they should. Clare – a busy and growing township deserves to have its own brewery.

This kind of talk is not in line with the Temperance Union, who say that beer is a curse – so it is for those who don’t know how to use it.

Beer, like the good old cup of tea, are the only two drinks that will quench your thirst; but who wants a hot cup of tea, when you are just in out of the blazing hot sun and can get a drink of nice cold beer. This beer shortage is no good for either of the three hotels. And very unfair for the country people. Many of them are not members of the blue ribbon army. I am, Sir, A. B. C. DOHSE. White Hut, Clare.