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Tim tells of his affection for Tanunda Show

Tim tells of his affection for Tanunda Show

Newly retired prominent Barossa Valley motor vehicle dealer, Mr Tim Lynas, a loyal bidder for the Zimmy’s pickled onions at Tanunda Show launch, spoke of his affection for the show at last Tuesday’s official launch of the 102nd Tanunda Show held at Rockford Wines, Tanunda.

Mr Luke Willis, Tanunda Show president, had earlier on officially welcomed everyone to the launch, this being his eighth year involved with the show.

In his address, Mr Lynas told of how he and his wife, Charmaine had been coming to the Tanunda Show events for a long time. He was pleased to see the sons and daughters of so many show helpers now becoming involved.

Mr Lynas said he was lucky enough to come to Tanunda in 1956, involved through the motor vehicle industry.

As a four year old he lived next to the Bilyara gates and would see people arrive two or three days early to set up for the yearly Tanunda Show.

He added, “I was a boy from Glenelg and they didn’t have a show at Glenelg. I enjoyed watching the ferris wheel arriving and see it being put together.

“Then the Bucking Bronco arrived, but I was not into that one.

“When Tanunda Show arrived I would go around knocking down carobs from the carob trees and put them in bags to sell to Mr Keast. I would then use the money to spend at Tanunda Show.”

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.