A bit of his­tory

Alpine Observer - - News -

By JUSTIN JENVEY

DICK­ENS Real Es­tate staff say last month’s 65th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions were a great way to con­nect with the com­mu­nity.

To cel­e­brate the busi­ness’s lat­est birth­day the Dick­ens team put the chal­lenge to lo­cals to find the old­est sales record.

The sale of 80 De­lany Av­enue in Bright by Dick­ens Real Es­tate ma­tri­arch Eileen Dick­ens in 1954, less than 12 months af­ter start­ing up the busi­ness, was the old­est trans­ac­tion iden­ti­fied.

“Mrs Dick­ens’ grand­daugh­ter Jill Sk­erry was also able to con­firm the in­for­ma­tion adding that the prop­erty was ac­tu­ally sold to fam­ily friends of the Dick­ens fam­ily,” Ger­ard Gray said.

“Iron­i­cally the prop­erty was sold ear­lier this year and is cur­rently be­ing rented.”

A sales record from 1958 for the pur­chase of a block of land from a Dick­ens sub­di­vi­sion in Orana Av­enue was also brought in.

Along with try­ing to find the ear­li­est sale, Dick­ens staff have also con­ducted in­ter­views with some of Bright’s long-time res­i­dents which have been well re­ceived.

“We’ve re­ally en­joyed a lot of the old sto­ries get­ting told,” Mr Gray said.

“We’ve got a few more of those com­ing up which we will post on our Face­book page.

“It’s been a nice way of im­part­ing some his­tory through to our cur­rent gen­er­a­tion, so many of who have moved to Bright for the life­style.”

PHOTO: Justin Jenvey

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