Costello family to farewell classic Queenslander

first_imgMuriel and Bernard Costello loved their Queenslander at 101 Kingsley Tce, Manly.Ms O’Regan said she would be sad to say goodbye to the family home but with her parents now both gone, the time had come to let it go.“It will be an end of quiet significant chapter for the family,” she said. “But my father would want to be passed on to another family, to someone who could restore the house.” The 810sq m property will go to auction at 2pm on Saturday, October 21. Bernard and Muriel Costello on their wedding day in Ely, England, 1945.“Dad wasn’t too keen to go to the dance but he did and that’s where he saw my mother. He thought she was beautiful, so he asked her to dance,” she said. The couple married during the war and the new Mrs Costello followed her husband to Australia. In 1961 Mr Costello was a working as Commonwealth Bank manager when he was sent from Rockhampton to Brisbane’s bayside to open a new branch in Cleveland. Mr and Mrs Costello loved sitting in the sunroom.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The Costellos bought a 30-year-old Queenslander at 101 Kingsley Tce to be close to good schools and the bay.“Back then a number of the houses didn’t have fences so all the neighbourhood children would gather in this big area and play cricket and football,” Ms O’Regan said. “We’d have Christmas and family celebrations under the house and barbecues in the backyard. The dining room was the setting for many Costello family dinners.“Mum and Dad loved the views and loved that the home was an old Queenslander. “Their favourite room was the front sun room — they loved sitting out there listening to music, reading and having great conversations about anything and everything. “It’s a house full of love, laughter, good conversations and good food.” The home at 101 Kingsley Tce, Manly.THE family home of two World War II veterans will be on offer for the first time in 56 years when it goes under the hammer in Manly this weekend.The two-bedroom Queenslander at 101 Kingsley Tce, with original VJ walls and breezeways, was the much loved home of Bernard Costello, a RAAF navigator who flew 30 missions over occupied Europe in a Lancaster bomber, and his Welsh wife, Muriel, who cared for the wounded as a RAF nurse.The couple’s youngest daughter, Jenny O’Regan said her parents met at a dance while stationed in Ely, England, during the war. last_img read more

Iwobi: Ancelotti gives me pressure

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Super Eagles stars model new national team jersey Alex Iwobi has revealed that Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti puts him under under undue pressure at the club.The Nigeria international believes his job is to provide assists rather than look to add to his own goal tally. Despite netting in each of his first two appearances for the club, the 24-year-old has not scored since and does not have a guaranteed starting role.“When he first came, unfortunately I was injured so my main focus was to try and get fit and be ready to be get back in the team,” Iwobi said.“Ever since I’ve been back, he hasn’t really put that much pressure with me to get goals. He has just said to make sure I am fit and ready to go when I am called upon. As of now, I think the role I am playing and he wants me is to help provide more goals.“Obviously it is nice to get a goal, an attacking player needs to get goals, but I feel he is more questioning me to create more chances and assist my team-mates, rather than get goals, particularly the way we have been working in training.”Tags: alex iwobiCarlo AncelottiEvertonlast_img read more


first_imgA young Letterkenny girl who saw her twin brother crushed to death by a bin lorry on a local housing estate when she was aged just three has received €100,000 for post traumatic stress.The father and mother of the late Patrick McDonagh Jnr, Patrick McDonagh Snr and Shirley McDonagh. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Rose Margaret McDonagh and brother Patrick were playing with a tennis ball when tragedy struck outside their home at Ballymacool in February, 2010. The ball rolled down a hill and as Patrick was bending down to pick up the ball, a refuse truck belonging to Ferry’s Refuse, rolled over him.Mr Justice Anthony Barr was told that it has taken the McDonagh family years to come to terms with the tragic and untimely death of Patrick.The twins were very close and had communciated through their own language, the court heard.Rose Margaret, of Ballymacool Wood, Letterkenny, had through her mother Shirley McDonagh, sued Ferrys Refuse Collection Ltd, trading as Ferrys Refuse of Rossbracken, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.The court heard the lorry driver, Alex McDaid, was later cleared of dangerous driving causing the death of the little boy.The Irish Independent reports that it was claimed Rose Margaret, who is now 8, suffered post traumatic stress disorder after witnessing the accident.Bin lorry driver Alex McDaidThe aftermath was very harrowing, the court heard, as the little girl saw her father kneeling beside her dead brother screaming.She accompanied her father to the hospital and it was claimed, despite her tender years. she was aware of what had occurred.It was further claimed the little girl was disturbed for months after the accident.It was claimed there was an alleged failure to stop the refuse vehicle immediately when a bump was felt and instead a presumption was made it was a manhole and the manoeuvre continued.It was further claimed there was a failure to turn the vehicle at the bottom of the road rather than reversing into the cul de sac in a manner which, it was alleged, was unsafe and dangerous. The claims were denied.Mr Justice Barr said it was a reasonable settlement and noted Patrick and Rose Margarets’ parents were happy with it.In a separate case taken by Mrs McDonagh, a settlement of €50,000 was announced to the court in relation to expenses incurred by the family over the accident and its aftermath.The court was also told the, Patrick and Shirley, had previously settled an action for mental distress in relation to the accident.CHILD WHO SAW TWIN BROTHER CRUSHED IS AWARDED €100K FOR POST TRAUMATIC STRESS was last modified: May 14th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bin lorrycourtCRUSHEDDamagesferry’s refusePatrick McDonaghlast_img read more