Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Vera Ber­tola

ST MARYS’ vi­brant his­tory will be cel­e­brated at a Back To St Marys Re­union on Sun­day.

As the sub­urb faces a com­mer­cial over­haul to ready it for a more sus­tain­able fu­ture, the com­mu­nity is in­vited to come along to the Cham­bers Build­ing and re­mem­ber the “good ol’ days” when the district was more like a big coun­try town of friendly faces than a bustling sub­urb of Syd­ney.

St Marys & District His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Carol Volkiene said a high­light of the an­nual re­union was Paul Mills’ early pho­tos of St Marys school stu­dents.

“Paul has a col­lec­tion of old pho­tos from the high school and pri­mary school,” Mrs Volkiene said.

“They’re in al­bums and peo­ple are wel­come to come along and fill in some of the names of faces.”

She said there would be other his­tor­i­cal items of in­ter­est on dis­play and the re­union was a chance for the newer gen­er­a­tions to view a by­gone era.

“There used to be a lot of old fam­i­lies of St Marys and this (the an­nual re­union) was a chance to get to­gether and catch up,’’ Mrs Volkiene said.

“The older gen­er­a­tions have dis­ap­peared and my gen­er­a­tion are now the old ones.”

The re­union will be held from 10am to 3pm in the St Marys Precinct, Mamre Rd, St Marys.

The event also marks the 20th an­niver­sary of the his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety.

For more in­for­ma­tion phone 9623 4785 or visit the so­ci­ety Face­book page or web­site at stmaryshis­tor­i­cal­so­ci­ org.

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