CHATSWOOD LITERARY & MUSICAL SOCIETY (1897 – c.1900)
Willoughby’s first musical society, the Chatswood Literary and Musical Society was formed in 1897 (1). It is reported that a Hugh Duff, who later was a co-founder of the Chatswood Musical Society was a speaker at their meeting on Friday 26 March 1897.The Society held a number of concerts at the end of the nineteenth century and seems to have folded around 1900.
The Society was listed as being a debating institute. Public speaking and debating was quite popular at=round this time.