The boys from Bennett’s
Last issue we carried an obituary to Jack Dewell, who passed away last year at the age of 101. Jack was a long-time employee of Bennett & Wood in Sydney, and his son Keith Dewell has shared with us some memorabilia from that period. The main photo shows the workshop staff from 1953, and some of those names will be familiar to readers. From the same year, the firm’s annual ball at the fondly-remembered Trocadero in George Street Sydney, looked to have been a lavish affair. The ‘Troc’ was a very popular dance and concert hall that operated from 1936-1971 on the site now occupied by the Hoyts Theatre complex.