While doing some research for some of our Estate Maps in Bardon we came across an old video of the Bardon Hill Climb in 1940 as well as these great pictures of the Bardon Hill Climb in 1938. In reading the newspapers of the day, it seems they called these events "Freak Hill Climbs" and were held regularly in Bardon as fundraising for events such as the Bathurst T. T. Riders Fund. These Hill Climbs occured in what is now Purtell Park, Bardon.
(16 March 1939) Planes swoop over Kelvin Grove and drop gas and explosive bombs in spite of the efforts of the Anti-Aircraft battery. Decontamination men and fire fighters attend to the havoc and ambulance men remove the wounded.
While doing some research for our Estate Maps in Oxley we came across this old picture of the Young and Buckby Blacksmith on Oxley Road, Oxley from 1888.