Wellington Point local celebrates 90 years

BIRTHDAY BOY: Keen sportsman Boyd Gammie.

BIRTHDAY BOY: Keen sportsman Boyd Gammie.

LONG time Wellington Point resident Boyd Gammie has turned 90.

He celebrated with about 50 family and friends at Redlands Sporting Club.

Wife Heather said Boyd had known many locals for about 70 years, with the family having first bought land in the district in 1938.

WELLO POINT RESIDENTS: Heather Gammie and husband Boyd reckon Wellington Point is a pretty good place to live.

WELLO POINT RESIDENTS: Heather Gammie and husband Boyd reckon Wellington Point is a pretty good place to live.

She said her and Boyd moved house in 2006 but remained in the suburb.

“He has certainly seen some changes over the years,” Ms Gammie said.

Boyd first worked as a fireman and was based in Ann Street, Brisbane. He later worked at other jobs, ending up at an aluminium window business at Hendra for 35 years.

Boyd was keen at any sport, having played tennis at Birkdale and Cleveland courts.

He sailed at Wellington Point and played golf at Redland Bay.

Ms Gammie said Boyd was a foundation member at the Wellington Point Bowls Club which he joined in 1990.

“He also coached his sons Greg and Peter’s soccer teams at the Redland United Soccer club for six years,” she said.

Boyd said there was no better place to live than Wellington Point.

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