The 1930s Dynamo Service Station, Princes Highway, St Peters is earmarked for demolition as part of the WestConnex construction. It has been in the same family for over 50 years. This is a heritage listed building and important part of the motor history of Australia. There are very few examples of this style of Spanish… Continue reading Heritage Under Threat: Dynamo Service Station, St Peters
Okay .. so a slight exaggeration ...But there are many bridges in the local general area that have steel components manufactured by Dorman Long Co Ltd which were the engineering firm that built the Sydney Harbour Bridge.One such bridge is the footbridge that crosses the Cooks River near the clubhouse of Marrickville Golf Links. If… Continue reading Marrickville’s own "Sydney Harbour Bridge"
The following article relating to the MHS's Book "Marrickville: A Past Worth Preserving" appeared in the Inner City Weekend, Friday December 16, 2011. St Peters Church is the topic being presented at MHS's next meeting.You can see a larger version by clicking on the newspaper link below.Picture from Inner City Weekly (online)
Local historians Laurel and Bob Horton discuss St Peters, a rare example of a primitive Gothic revival church and the first built south of Sydney.The oldest building in Marrickville Municipality turns 175 next year.The Hortons have written several books and articles about the church and the local area.Time: 10:15am-12:00pm Oct 27Cost: Free Venue: Herb Greedy… Continue reading Upcoming Event – Story of St Peters Church, Cooks River
Late in 2011 MHS published Marrickville: a past worth preserving. This 182 page book is a collection of articles submitted to an essay competition organised by the Society.Joint editors Keith Sutton, Richard Blair and Lorraine Beach describe the work: 'How do we categorise this book? These essays are so disparate. We've got family histories and reminiscences,… Continue reading Our latest publication – Marrickville: A Past Worth Preserving