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Greater protection for local heritage

MidCoast Council is proposing increased protection of 55 heritage sites – including items in Stroud, Stroud Road, Booral, Allworth, Wards River and Monkerai – and is seeking community feedback on the proposal before Friday 14 July. A planning proposal has been prepared which seeks to amend the Great Lakes Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014 by making […]

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Stroud: home of champions

Stroud: home of champions premiered at the Lions Seniors Christmas Afternoon Tea on Saturday. This light-hearted look at Stroud’s famous annual brick and pin throwing contest features a number of local faces and landmarks. Anne Frost made the short film with support from Forster Film Festival and the Community Arts Support Program.

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History tour for Probus group

Stroud turned on a perfect day on Wednesday for Stroud and District Historical Society to welcome another group of keen amateur historians to to the village this week. Historical society president Rodney Gorton introduced members of the North Ryde Combined Probus Club to Stroud’s rich history,  showing them through Stroud Courthouse Museum and Quambi House […]

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Snapshot of our history

Stroud’s Central Hotel Stroud’s Central Hotel is a much loved landmark in the village and has been feeding, watering and providing a bed for weary travellers for well over a century. These photos, courtesy of the Stroud and District Historical Society, feature the Royal Mail coach outside the original Stroud Central Hotel around 1910. The […]

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History shared

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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Lowrey sisters story told

To Nurse in a War a World Away In every family closet there is an interesting story, but when Gloucester’s Julia Stuart opened hers an entire book’s worth fell out. “I kept hearing these stories about my husband Ralph’s four great aunties, the Lowrey sisters, who lived in Stroud. All four of them enlisted as […]

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