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Cowra Legends Moving On

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

IMAGE: Roy and Rita Downie with James P. Keady residential sales agent Scott Penning after selling their home of more than 60 years.

Over 60 years and plenty of good memories

After more than 60 years living in Ranken Street, Cowra, local legends Roy and Rita Downie are moving on from Cowra to be closer to their family in Bathurst. Roy and Rita have many tales to tell of their long and happy life in Cowra, including tales of their childhood in the town from back as far as around the second World War and seeing the prisoners from the Prisoner Of War Camp going through town to work on local farms.

They can recall how life was around town during that time and they have many stories on how much some things have changed so much and how so many other good things about the town have stayed the same.

Roy worked for many decades in the car mechanics industry and together they raised their family here they have plenty of fond memories of the town and their lifelong friendship’s they have formed here.

“I raised my kids and plenty of others too including pets and other kids from the neighbourhood in this house,” said Rita. Although they are sorry to be moving on from Cowra, and the people they know, they said they were looking forward to be starting a whole new chapter in life in Bathurst.

They said they were looking forward to a new home and to a life closer to their family members.

Local real estate agency James P. Keady said it was an “absolute pleasure” to help Roy and Rita with their property sale.

“We are very sorry to see them go, but we wish them all the best for their move to Bathurst,” they said.

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