Old photos bring sub­urb’s his­tory back to life

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

LOR­RAINE Held­berg won the City of Bel­mont’s Lo­cal His­tory Pho­to­graphic Com­pe­ti­tion with her 1949-50 pho­to­graph of her­self and her dad Dave Jones at the family home in the for­mer sub­urb of New­burn.

The com­pe­ti­tion in­vited par­tic­i­pants to pro­vide his­tor­i­cal pho­tographs that had some con­nec­tion to Bel­mont with the theme of family.

Mayor Cr Phil Marks said there were 95 pho­tographs from 18 en­trants this year.

“We had a very dif­fi­cult task of de­cid­ing on one win­ning pho­to­graph – so we de­cided on two com­mend­able photos be awarded,” he said.

The highly com­mended win­ners were Tay Alers for his 1951 pho­to­graph of the Paal family at the home they were build­ing for them­selves at 121 Bel­gravia Street in Bel­mont and Richard WJ Evans for his 1952 pho­to­graph of him­self aged six with lit­tle brother Ken­neth aged four, in the back­yard of their family home at 290 Sur­rey Road, Kew­dale.

In the pic­ture: Tay Alers, Ian Si­mon, Lor­raine Held­berg, Mar­ian Evans and Peg Parkin.

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