Wednesday, 9 April 2008

The Mystery of Almond St


Here's an attractive little pocket-handkerchief park at the roundabout on the corner of Wollongong Rd and Firth St. But where is Almond St? There is no Almond St in Postcode 2205.

Looks like a job for the local history section of the public library....

17 comments:

Vik said...

Hello Sally,

Have you treated Glenwood, the historic house at 27 Eden St Arncliffe, in any way (photo or article)?
I'm curious because I have just bought one of the 2 apartments within this super building.
Thanks in anticipation,

Vik.

Sally said...

Hi Vik. I did have some photos of Glenwood, but they weren't too good. I will wander up and do some new ones in the near future!

Vik said...

Hello Sally,

Thanks for that. Obviously I'll take my own shots when residing there; I thought you might have some archived or access to older photos.

All the best from Vik

WRECKDALE said...

Great Site Sally. Could you please contact me at rdha@netspace.net.au I am from the Rockdale District Heritage Association and I would love to help you put up more info about the area we live in. There is so much un discovered history in this area and it is great to see someone actually promoting it
Regards
mick

deeside9 said...

Hi Sally
Almond Street was renamed Done Street. I have a 1930's street directory and it shows Firth Street ending at the Almond Street/Burrows Road level crossing at the railway. The name was changed sometime later in memory of Rev. John Done.
I also have some info on 'Glenwood' in Eden Street if Vik would like to contact me.
Regards
Greg

Emu said...

Sally

Did you see that your blog and this post in particular got a mention in the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader a few weeks back?

Well done!

Emu

Vik said...

Hi Greg,
I'd really appreciate more info about Glenwood.
My email is viksarakula@myway.com
Thanks in anticipation,
Vik

Anonymous said...

Sally

Great site! Almond Street Reserve was the old tram terminus. The trams ran up Wollongong Rd to Bexley. My father used to tell me stories of the trams running.

Greg said...

Hi Vik
I tried to send info to you, but it bounced back. email me at deeside9@optusnet.com.au and I will forward to you.
Greg

Sally said...

deside9 : thanks for that information. I have just returned from 6 weeks overseas; so thrilled to see the article in The Leader and all the comments here!

Vik said...

Hi Sally,
Here is the link---http://glenwoodarncliffe.
googlepages.com/---
to the website I created for our home, Glenwood in Arncliffe. When I have the time, I'll add more shots & text.
Vik

Sally said...

Thanks to EVERYONE who has replied. Great local knowledge out there. Mick, I just have so many things on my plate at the moment that evrythign I do is sporadic, but I hope to be able to get into it more in the future! I will certainly be lookign for your expertise.

Thanks Vik - that's great.

CaBaCuRl said...

Wow, what fascinating discussion ...imagine we all have Arncliffe in common.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sally,

I have added some historic photos of Glenwood to my site, glenwoodarncliffe.googlepages.com

More will follow.
Thanks again & keep up the good work.

Vik.

Alasdair said...

It looks as though it's where the stationmaster's cottage was in this photo:
http://www.brushtail.com.au/ost_v0606/arncliffe_1907.html

"Wincanton 2205" has quite a ring to it don't you think?

Alasdair
arncliffe@angryloner.com.au

Vik said...

Thanks Sally for your persistence.
Just noticed your treatment of Eden St & our home Glenwood.Keep up the great work.
Vik

Anonymous said...

Hi Sally, amazing site.
I'm currently writing the Arncliffe Community Centre website and would love to link to your blog, and use/reference some of your beautiful photos. Could you email me on dentych@hotmail.com
Den