Classified church marks a milestone

A RYE church will celebrate its 150th birthday with a special service, 10.30am, Sunday 5 February. St Andrew’s Anglican Church, in Lyons St, is classified by the National Trust. The church, originall...

Rally puts history on wheels

HISTORY will be back on the road next month (Sunday 5 February) as more than 1000 classic cars make their way to Mornington in the RACV Great Australian Rally. Cars will leave for Mornington from Has...

Frances Bruce – Hastings’ latest centenarian

FRANCES Josephine Wattis was born in Ballarat on 30 November, 1916 to Charles and Patricia. Those were the days prior to the SEC and each town generated its own electricity. Charles Wattis was an ele...

Time called on a mechanical career

IT was 1968 and the Premier of Victoria was Henry Bolte, John Gorton was Prime Minister, Lionel Rose was world bantamweight champion, The Seekers were Australians of the Year and Rain Lover won the M...

Brigade celebrates its first 100 years

ONE hundred years ago this month – on 11 December 1916 – a group of Mornington residents met at the Mechanics Institute in Main St to discuss forming a fire brigade. At that time, Mornington was a sm...

Brindle’s flag flies again at Dromana

FORMER Dromana State School student and art prodigy Ewart Melbourne Brindle went on to become one of the most recognised artists and illustrators of World War II, but his early days in Dromana are no...

Hastings’ link with ‘the greatest’

IN July, 2008 the The News printed a short obituary on Des Duguid who had passed away at the age of 76. Des was a courteous, quietly spoked gentleman who resided for many years at Eldon Park in Grayd...