Welcome to Sandringham & District Historical Society Inc.
31 Abbott Street ( Railway side of the Police Station)
WHAT WE DO
- Collect, preserve and catalogue material relevant to the history of Sandringham, Black Rock, Beaumaris, Hampton, and parts of Highett and Cheltenham.
- Record oral histories from local residents and past residents.
- Disseminate this knowledge available through social media, web page, books, articles, newsletters, and displays.
- Research local history and write stories based on this intriguing work.
- Liaise with local businesses, volunteer organisations, clubs, to collect historical information and provide advice on historical material and projects
A Hampton Story - by SDHS member Margaret Watts
My great grandparents, John Silk Sherrard junior and his wife Jane, nee Potter, started marital life in Melbourne in 1876. Neither however would have contemplated that they would ultimately probably hold the record for the most unusual living arrangement in Hampton.
When John and Jane’s fortunes fluctuated in the depression, he left to find work in North West Tasmania. Jane stayed on with their four daughters in Melbourne’s Tin Pan Alley and she worked as a midwife.