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  1. Comment by Dorothy Pellarini on June 15, 2018 at 12:01 am:

    Hi Evan,

    My name is Dorothy Howe. My family lived in Arundel St, Forest Lodge from 1949 to 1972. All of my brothers and sisters went to St James Primary School, I was one of 18. We played in the stables which were owned by the Rogers family, at least we thought they owned them? There was an old stable hand there who fed the horses apples and sometimes gave one to the kids, hence his nick name was Apples. When the stables were being demolished my father gave us pocket money to carry bricks home to pave our backyard and design our front garden.
    Every Friday night we had fish and chips from the fish shop that Peter and Dorrie ran. They hired some of my brothers to cut the chips and batter the fish for pocket money and sometimes they’d send them home with extra fish and chips for the family. They were a lovely couple, all the kids loved them as they were very friendly and happy to have us around. I believe my youngest brother used to play with Evan Kontoulas, Peter and Dorrie’s son.


  2. Comment by John Robertson on August 27, 2017 at 5:32 pm:

    Hi Evan

    My name is John Robertson, I attended Forest Lodge primary school 1952-58. I also had a pony in the stables on the corner of Ross and Arundel St where Toyota now stands. Unfortunately I have no old photos only memories. In the years from 1951 to 1956 I purchased milkshakes at the corner shop, 4 Ross St Forest Lodge and remember a young dark haired lady serving me, most likely your mum.

    I would like to make contact someone who remembers those stables.


  3. Comment by Evan kontoulas on August 21, 2016 at 8:44 pm:

    My name is Evan Kontoulas I attended forest lodge primary school between 1963-1967 and my late parents peter&dorothy Kontoulas ran the fish shop at 4 Ross street,forest lodge between 1949 to 1970 . At the same time my family became close with Fred & Bessie mc Innes of 8 Ross street,forest lodge .fred mc innes was a 1stworld war veteran having fought on the western front. I am seeking whether there are any old photos of no 4 Ross street and or no 8 Ross street,forest lodge


  4. Comment by Barbara on June 22, 2016 at 11:44 am:

    Sorry her name was Mary Catherine Hollingworth


  5. Comment by Barbara on June 22, 2016 at 11:43 am:

    I believe my great grandmother lived at 28 Ferry Rd, Glebe according to the 1930 Electoral role and I remember my grandmother going to Glebe quite often. Would it be possible to find out if this was the right address and if it is still there today any other info would be greatly appreciated
    thanking you
    Barbara


  6. Comment by Marcia Holdsworth on January 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm:

    My name is Marcia Holdsworth. My 4x great grandfather was Michael Golden (of Golden Estate ) I am descended from his daughter Margaret Golden who married Laurence Kavanagh.

    I have recently read a 2004 edition of the Glebe Society Bulletin a competition called Who Lived in Your Street and a Lyn Collingwood of Leichhardt Street wrote an entry on Michael. Of course none of the facts stated are referenced in the story and I was wondering if I could get in touch with Ms Collingwood. I realise she wrote this ten years ago.

    I have done a lot of research on the Golden family since the early 2000’s – now I have retired from my library employment I am writing all the facts down into my own story for my descendants and for my cousins
    I look forward to an early reply if you can assist me

    Regards

    Marcia Holdsworth