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This is what Dalton’s flour mill in Peisley Street used to look like before it was demolished in 1963. Photo courtesy CWD Negative Collection, Orange & District Historical Society.

Do you remember Templers Mill which used to stand on Ophir Road or perhaps Glenroi House, which was situated in Bathurst Road. Perhaps you can recall the city gasworks on the corner of Peisley and Byng streets and Dalton’s flour mill in Peisley Street, opposite Wade Park, a vestige of which remains, or the grandstand at the Showground.
While progress is inevitable, it would be a shame not to acknowledge the historic buildings and streetscapes which used to make up the fabric of Orange but are now no longer there.

The city’s vanished heritage will be the subject of Orange & District Historical Society’s History Alive meeting on Wednesday 10 May.

Guest speakers will be Ross Maroney, who has a wealth of knowledge about Orange’s history and heritage, and John Kich, who has taken a particular interest in preserving the photographic records of Orange’s history.

Ross and John will illustrate their talks with images of these lost historic buildings and tell the stories of what happened to them.

They will also mention buildings which have been saved, such as the Baptist Church in Sale Street, and Emmaville Cottage, which now stands near the Botanic Gardens.
The meeting will take place at 6.30 for 7pm at the Senior Citizens Centre (entry from Woolworth’s car park. Supper will be served afterwards.

Members of the public are warmly invited to attend as well as members of the society. Entry is $4 for members and $6 for non-members.

For more information please contact Liz Edwards on 6362 8647 or Phil Stevenson on 0402 412 188.