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History draws visitors to Stroud


Stroud’s rich history drew a group of more than 40 retired business people to the village last week.

Founding member of the Stroud and District Historical Society (and former Great Lakes Council mayor) John Chadban led members of the Forster District Combined Probus Clubs and the Casino Probus Club on a comprehensive tour of Stroud’s historical highlights.  The group visited Silo Hill, Quambi House, St John’s Church and Stroud Courthouse Museum, and also stopped outside Stroud Post Office to learn more about the recently heritage-listed Stroud House.

The visitors enjoyed lunch in the Stroud Baptist Church Hall provided by volunteers from the Friends of the Lodge. Catering for the growing number of local history tours is becoming an important fundraising opportunity for this group who raise much-needed funds to benefit residents of Stroud Community Lodge.

There were also some new faces in town on Friday 27 May when the historical society hosted yet another tour group – this time from Salamander Haven. The Friends of The Lodge again provided morning tea before Stroud and District Historical Society president Rodney Gorton led the group on a history tour, after which they shopped and lunched in Stroud before returning home.

Stroud and District Historical Society regularly conducts guided tours of Stroud, attracting hundreds of visitors each year to learn about Stroud’s history and spend time (and hopefully money!) in the village. For more information about the history tours or the historical society please contact president Rodney Gorton on 02 4994 5440.

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2 Comments on “History draws visitors to Stroud”

  1. Pauline iBBETSON June 7, 2016 at 11:33 am #

    Not to forget the Stroud Historical Society will be opening the Courthouse this Saturday morning (11th June) and holding forge and shingle splitting demonstrations in the back shed 8.45 – 11.45 am.

  2. Pauline iBBETSON June 7, 2016 at 11:31 am #

    Our Locals should revere the incredible wealth of European migrant history that Stroud possesses and recognise the importance of the volunteer work that is undertaken by the Stroud Historical Society members and friends to uphold Stroud’s heritage.

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