Port Lincoln Trust Home kids come together

Stories about growing up in Port Lincoln's Trust Homes area and key people from the area were shared at a reunion of about 150 people at the weekend.

The reunion, supported by Port Lincoln Bendigo Bank, was for anyone who had grown up in the Trust Homes area in the 1950s and 1960s.

About 150 people gathered at Lincoln South Football Club for a dinner and about 80 went to Community House on Saturday where a barbecue tea was held in the evening.

The weekend ended with a breakfast at Community House on Sunday morning.

It's great to see a number of faces I recognise.

Peter Power

Reunion committee member Sue Sinclair said it was a great event that allowed people who had left Port Lincoln to reconnect.

"It was like our own village, we got to connect with these people," she said.

One of the people who attended was Peter Power, who travelled from Rockingham, Western Australia and lived in the area between 1952 and 1974 on Moonta Crescent.

"It's been a lot of years since I've been back to Port Lincoln and it's great to see a number of faces that I recognise," he said.

Also in attendance was Lorraine Boys, who has lived at the same address on Shepherd Avenue for 56 years.

She said she had seen many changes in the area over those 56 years and was happy to see so many familiar faces, many of which were "youngsters" back in the day.

On Saturday, reunion participants attended the unveiling of a plaque on the Lincoln Gardens wall in memory of Robert 'Bob' Buddle who built 196 Trust Homes in the area.

Mr Buddle's son Mervyn Buddle and granddaughter Ann Starke unveiled the plaque.

Ms Starke thanked Port Lincoln City Council, including mayor Brad Flaherty and business manager - infrastructure and regulatory services Jade Scott for the plaque's installation as well as Ms Sinclair for her support.

The reunion committee thanked Port Lincoln Bendigo Bank for their support, as well as Community House Port Lincoln and Lincoln South Football Club for providing venues, Port Lincoln Historical Society for providing historical photos, Raw Meatstore for providing meat and Bakers Delight for providing bread for the barbecue.