NST demise

LatestNews2

_
 

kitchen 3 (2)

The 9 April 2020 saw the last printed issue of the North Shore Times – the end of an era for our community who twice weekly for decades had the paper delivered. (Future editions will still be available online.)

Mask 2)

Each week had ‘Whats On’ giving news of meetings and activities enabling residents to plan their week. Over the years many historical items were pictured – people, houses, businesses and sports, and many articles written by Willoughby District Historical Society identities, particularly Eric Wilksch.

Eric

by Mary Thom

____________________________

Scroll down for more news

______________________________

Become a Member

To become a member: Direct deposit $20 ($30 family) to: BSB: 032 090 Account Number: 973362 with your name in the reference field. Then complete an application form available at: Membership Application Renewing members only need to complete new application if your details have changed.

_____________________________

Scroll down for more news

 

Free Ancestry.com

LatestNews2

_

Ancestry1

THIS SERVICE HAS CEASED WITH THE RE-OPENING OF THE LIBRARY

For a limited time you can access Ancestry.com from home for free via Willoughby Library.You can search for family members or consider researching a prominent person in the Willoughby area. If you would like some ideas on what to research contact us at willoughbydistrict@bigpond.com

TO LOGIN TO ANCESTRY.COM

Step 1: Search Google to find the Library site.Staep OneClick thru on the Library link.Step 2:Staep 2Then click on ‘CatalogueStep 3.On the upper right-hand side of the page click ‘LoginStaep 3Then enter your library card number and password. Then click ‘Login‘.Step 4:Step 4Click on “Home’ at the top left-hand of the Welcome page.Step 5: Page down to see Ancestry.com on the right-hand side of the page.Step 5Click on “Ancestry.com‘ to bring up the Ancestry Search pageStep 6Now you can begin Searching. 

____________________________

Scroll down for more news

______________________________

Become a Member

To become a member: Direct deposit $20 ($30 family) to: BSB: 032 090 Account Number: 973362 with your name in the reference field. Then complete an application form available at: Membership Application Renewing members only need to complete new application if your details have changed.

_____________________________

Scroll down for more news

 

Gables

LatestNews2

 

Just before we closed the Museum for the COVID19 health emergency the newly assembled Willoughby East Bungalow Gable Vents panel and the three panels of the Chatswood House Names were installed. When we are able to open the Museum again at some indefinite stage in the future this display will be waiting for you.

Gables

illoughby East Bungalow Gable Vents – Fourth Avenue opposite Willoughby Park is a treasure trove of roof gable vent decoration. There are plenty of examples similar to this form of detailing throughout Willoughby City but particularly concentrated in these buildings built by Greens as good examples of interwar bungalows. The block – Fourth Ave/Robert Street/Eastern Valley Way/McClelland Street is an intact collection.
(REW Imagery©)

_____________________________

Scroll down for more news

______________________________

Become a Member

To become a member: Direct deposit $20 ($30 family) to: BSB: 032 090 Account Number: 973362 with your name in the reference field. Then complete an application form available at: Membership Application Renewing members only need to complete new application if your details have changed.

_____________________________

Scroll down for more news

 

House names

LatestNews2

HouseNames

When Chatwood as a residential suburb began to be developed from the late 1890s most houses were identified by a house name, not a number. The names may have developed from a number of sources eg: a family name, where the family originated from, classical references or aboriginal names.

By the mid 1920s house numbers were becoming the normal postal identification in a street address.

However many of these original names remain as nameplates on numerous Chatswood houses. One hundred and thirty five nameplates feature on these panels.
Some houses have been renamed with more modern versions.

There are some one hundred and fifty names still viewable on Chatswood houses, substantially in the North Chatswood (inc Roseville) and South Chatswood Federation and Interwar built heritage conservation areas.

The house addresses are not identified for privacy purposes.
All photos were taken from the public domain – the footpath.
( REW Imagery©)

______________________________

Become a Member

To become a member: Direct deposit $20 ($30 family) to: BSB: 032 090 Account Number: 973362 with your name in the reference field. Then complete an application form available at: Membership Application Renewing members only need to complete new application if your details have changed.

_____________________________

Scroll down for more news

 

Keep active at home

LatestNews2

HistoricalWilloughbyCoverDocumenting our history

During COVID-19 when we are generally required to stay at home there is still opportunity to be productive. If you are interested in the history of your suburb there are excellent on-line resources available from the Library under History of Willoughby (http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/library/history-at-willoughby/).

Of particular note are the on-line publications available at http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/library/history-at-willoughby/publications/ and a terrific set of historical photos on Picture Willoughby 

(http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/library/history-at-willoughby/picture-willoughby/)

Consider reviewing the information available then writing a short article on an aspect ofour history that takes your fancy. You can send this to us here at the Museum via willoughbydistrict@bigpond.com. We can use your article in our newsletter and publish it on our website.

It is also a good time to get with documenting you family history. See  (http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/library/history-at-willoughby/family-history/

Become a Member

To become a member: Direct deposit $20 ($30 family) to: BSB: 032 090 Account Number: 973362 with your name in the reference field. Then complete an application form available at: Membership Application Renewing members only need to complete new application if your details have changed.

_____________________________

Scroll down for more news

 

Museum closed

The Chatswood Museum at 58 Johnson Street, Chatswood is closed until further notice. If you wish to discuss any historical matter relating to the Willoughby District please call us on 9410 3203.

MUSEUM CLOSED

Chatwood Museum

Become a Member

To become a member: Direct deposit $20 ($30 family) to: BSB: 032 090 Account Number: 973362 with your name in the reference field. Then complete an application form available at: Membership Application Renewing members only need to complete new application if your details have changed.

_____________________________

Scroll down for more news

Current exhibition

 

History of the North Shore Railway

ChatswoodStation

Chatswood Station 1910

The Willoughby Historical Society’s new Exhibition, the History of the North Shore Railway will officially open at 1.00 pm on Sunday 8 September at the Willoughby Museum, 58 Johnson Street, Chatswood.

NorthShoreRailwayDelay

SMH 14 November 1924 p.10

The exhibition covers newspaper reports on the politics leading up to the construction of what was Sydney’s first true suburban railway in the 1880s and 1890s.

Willoughby Museum is open from 1pm to 4pm on Sundays (Feb-Nov)