Former patient takes trip down memory lane

MEMORIES good and bad came flooding back when a former child patient of a now-dilapidated and disused Mt Eliza children’s hospital visited the Jacksons Rd site last week. Don Lawson, 83, but only “th...

Easing up after 76 years’ service

ROSEBUD resident Nigel Edwards is “passionate” about helping people and his record of more than 76 years working in public service is proof enough. The 91-year-old JP, civil celebrant, bowls player, ...

Camera tracks family’s CFA role

WHAT started as a university project has turned into a film that, judging from its social media “likes”, is inspiring the community. Mt Martha CFA volunteer Will Smith created Passing the Torch – a d...

Retired but still going strong

EARLY childhood teacher Lyn Knight has retired after 22 years at St Marks Uniting Church in Mornington – a playgroup that she started. During that time she was said to have influenced hundreds of chi...

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...