Hard to imagine now - but in the lalte 40's - early 50's several hundred people would be at Pumphreys on New Years Day for running races, high jump, swimming and diving comps. Probably cricket too on the oval. Can remember watching footy matches there when I was a little tacker. Pumphreys had a footy team, cricket team, tennis courts and CWA rooms plus a general store with a fuel depot. Locals from Pingelly, Wandering , Narrogin and Williams area came for New Years Day.
A lot more people living there then before quite so much "get big or get out" for farmers reduced the numbers of both farmers and townies.