OUR CENTRE AT 62 BAY ROAD SANDRINGHAM IS RELOCATING
WE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 4PM ON SUNDAY 24 JULY
RE-OPENING AT 2PM ON FRIDAY 12 AUGUST 2022 AT 15 MELROSE STREET, SANDRINGHAM
Normal open hours for members and visitors 2pm to 4pm Fridays and Sundays (except Public Holidays) or by appointment
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
To Be Rescheduled - Dates and Details to be Advised
Sandringham and district Historical society
A series of History Forums are planned throughout the year. You can attend one or more.
The format will be small forums with up to ten guests held at our Resource Centre 62 Bay Road Sandringham. A short presentation by an expert on the topic will be followed by discussion over drinks and nibbles.
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.