Thursday, July 24, 2003

local history

Dead Foxes hanging from Tree...Roadside sign ... Members of the Market Gardeners’ Picnic Committee...Aspendale Football Club players line up....The 1965 re-enactment of Grimes landing at Long Beach.

These are some of the images from the City of Kingston historical website
Boynton has been browsing the wonderful local history articles, like Recollections of childhood in Dingley
(From the Minute Book of the Ladies Social Club) Mrs Gartside moved at the May 16, 1939 meeting “letter be written to tell Mrs Elms, our younger set are not satisfied with music & will have to try & suit them or close down.” This motion was seconded by Mrs Souter..The Dingley Social Club continued for many, many years, meeting each week to play beetles and to raise money for the war effort

A report on a shooting at Highett:
On the afternoon of November 25, 1932, two men, Harry Quong and Arthur Herbert Moulynex were observed as acting suspiciously by Nora Thompson outside the house of Dorothy Dickman in Highett Road. She watched them force an entry, via a window, into the house. No doubt wondering what to do she told Patrick Snelling , the local dairyman, what she saw

and an article on the Shindig at the Mordialloc Lifesaving club
The beginning of the dance was modest, with recorded music being used, before moving to bands of live musicians...Bobby Cookson was the singer with the group called the Premiers, and he recalled the first night of live music when he sang Elvis Presley’s song, ‘Hard Headed Woman’ and the crowd going berserk even though the performance in his judgement wasn’t that good

Comments: local history

Dead foxes were hung from trees to lure others to their death.(allegedly) The curious fox would come over to investigate and POP.
Posted by Nora at July 24, 2003 10:45 PM

There was always something sinister there - although I guess such a sight could be regarded as 'sound'.
Posted by boynton at July 24, 2003 11:53 PM

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