Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A bit of history about the Norwood Town Hall

Stepping into the Light is drawing on memories of the Norwood Town Hall and here are some of the inspiring collective and individual memories people have shared with us.

Val Smith aged 70 remembers dances, doing the progressive jive in the ’50s and also the Frankie Davidson concert. Some of the other bands that have played at Norwood Town Hall: The Planets, The Dagoes (punk), and the Violent Femmes.

Links to some historical references for our collaborators include some notes and articles by Denise Schumann (historical adviser for the council), such as information on Australia’s first electric trams began their runs in Norwood, in 1909, and photos from the State Library collection. Contact us if you would like to see any of this material for reference.