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Stroud and District Historical Society has recently been sharing some terrific photos on its Facebook page from its extensive library.  We thought you’d enjoy seeing these!

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What a difference a few decades makes … the view from Silo Hill in 1975 as captured by Alan Lyons from Bulahdelah.


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This picture of Cowper St Stroud was sent to the Historical Society by Beth Murray. Her parents owned Murray’s General Store from 1947 to 1956. Beth sent the picture after reading the society’s request for pictures posted on its Facebook page a few weeks ago. ‘Thank you very much Beth. This picture is just what we are looking for.’


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Here’s a bunch of likely lads with some very familiar surnames … Stroud’s football team circa 1920. BACK: Wes McNeil, M Gorton, Roly Bowden, Edric Daunt, Ken Farley MIDDLE: Theo McNeil, Fred Brook, Wal McNeil, Frank Urquhart, Alec McDonald. FRONT: Harry Urquhart, Hugh Farley, J O’Keeffe, Claude Wilmen

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It’s that time of year again with the annual Stroud Brick and Rolling Pin Competition only two weeks away on Saturday July 9. This photo is of the inaugural ladies team for the first International Brick Throwing Contest held in Stroud, Australia in 1961. Pictures are Thelma Farley, Stella Schultz, Helen Gilbert, Nell Gibson, Colleen Fenning and Mrs Crapp. (The rolling pins didn’t make an appearance until 1962!)



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