Northcote History

Day Time Frequency Venue
Monday 2:00pm to 3:30pm Monthly Fairfield Station
Interval:  3rd  Monday of each month


Northcote’s past is a rich amalgam of riches, follies, greed, entrepreneurship and family dynasties. Many companies began or were based in Northcote. A variety of subjects will be presented – High Street virtual tour, a divorce lawyer in Westgarth, Tower House in Thornbury, Land Speculation, Northcote Brick Company and much more. Through a personal view of local history, this class will feature tales of the past history of Northcote. If you want to learn more about the varied and wonderful past of Northcote – then this is for you. All classes will feature an illustrated talk on a featured subject. It is proposed that the final class will be an easy historical walk.

Note: there will be no classes in May 2017.

Classes are held at 2.00-3.30 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month at Fairfield Railway Station.

Additional details for this course are available on the following website: Northcote History

Another interesting link for information on infrastructure below our streets is: Valve Covers

To enquire about the Northcote History class, go to the “Membership” page for our contact and membership details.


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