A bit of history
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.”