A Thrifty Link To The Past

Prior to the hardware being built on the site, there were five premises on this stretch of Bridge Street from the Western Line Hotel to John Street. H. G. Kath’s grocery store, H. B. Shennan’s machinery shop and a hairdressing salon also owned by Mr Shennan. In December 1939, a fire tore through the businesses…

Grin and Bear it

This week I had a topic chosen for me. Early Tuesday morning I had an enquiry about the Oakey Rugby Fields and so I thought, while I’m digging up information I might as well make it into this weeks post (or is that, my goal for this week is to try and make it to…

Not on first dates

This week’s story just sort of fell in my lap, when one of the ladies asked for help digitising a photo so they could get it published in the paper to see if anyone could date it. Well that sounded like a nice challenge and I of course said “leave it with me; I’ll let…