Rearviews (Glebe Memories)
Rearview is a project undertaken by the Heritage Subcommittee, with the purpose of capturing the memories of long-term residents of Glebe. We realise it is important to record and archive this precious social history. For this occasional series, various residents will be interviewed, and short articles published.
The biggest changes are in the gentrification; the boarding houses and cheap flats have disappeared. The houses have increased in value enormously. Families of a higher socio-economic bracket moved in. Glebe, and especially Glebe Point, became a very desirable place to live. Read more »
The changes I notice are greater traffic and the suburb becoming revitalised, renovated. There is a good mix of people but it is not as friendly as previously. Things I welcome include more choices in dining and all the cafés, and the renovated, classy hotels. The pubs are no longer swill houses. Read more »
Jane and I moved to Glebe in the late 1970s, the outcome of a conversation on a bus with a teaching colleague from Tempe High. I was chatting with Stella about our plans to move from a semi in Leichhardt to a freestanding house in Stanmore. Stella gave me a bit of advice – ‘Glebe’s good’ she said and left it at that. Read more »
My husband remembers days spent in his grandfather’s care as a five year old in the 1950s visiting a grand old house at Glebe Point from which his great uncle Bill ran a taxi cab depot. The house was in Forsyth St; it was approached by a gravel drive that encircled a classical fountain and off the drive were stables where his grandfather, an accountant, kept the books for Treharne’s Taxi Service. Read more »
I was born in Wigram Rd, and have lived all my life in Glebe. What I miss most is Harold Park, and the trams which provided good transport. I also miss the picture show, and the Glebe Rowing Club which provided another social outlet.
I can remember there used to be seven butcher shops on Glebe Point Rd, and now we have one. It is important to support our local shops. Our parks have also improved and are really beautiful.
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