On this day, Saturday 5th March 1887, the Sherwood Rise Estate in Sherwood was auctioned.
Check out the Aerial Photo from 1936 of Sherwood Rise Estate
The newspaper at the time described it as the
A DELIGHTFUL PLACE FOR A RESIDENCE
Magnificent Soil for Gardening Purposes.
Scenery Unsurpassed. Extensive Views.
Every Facility for Regular and Speedy Transit to and from the City.
Trains Pass Every Half-hour.
Fares by Season Ticket Actually Cheaper than Omnibus or Tram Rates.
An Elevated, Lovely, and most Charming Position.
Estate Separated from Railway Station by Government Road Only.