We joined forces with the new owner of the lovely old Thomson Brook Church, David Lonsdale, to host Beautifully Mad, the dynamic duo of Kris Ralph and Tony King from Canberradsc_8306-2 dsc_8330-2 dsc_8347-2.

What a great night – Kris and Tony are veteran professionals who know how to provide good music with a jam packed program that left the capacity crowd calling for more.

The evening started with a twilight barbecue where the crowd mixed easily. Some had come from many miles while others were from just around the corner. Thomson Brook Church is a bit ‘in the middle of nowhere’ – it has no water or power so everything for the evening had to be provided. Between us we managed that and it’s a bit lucky that David happens to own Lonsdale Party Hire in Bunbury – that made some things a lot easier.

It was nice to see John Thomson present. He’s the grandson of the people who donated the land and paid for the church back in 1909. Also present were old time identities, Sue and Ian, who were married in the church about 10 years ago.

Many people gave us positive feedback on what a great night it was and how good it was to see the church being used again for a community function.