Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane: The Bridgetown Heritage Walking Trail Booklet

Published on Monday, 1 August 2022 at 12:31:39 PM

The Bridgetown Historical Society has developed the perfect companion when exploring the fascinating sights of Bridgetown.  The updated booklet features 66 heritage sites in Bridgetown and surrounding localities. Whether you are a local or have just moved in, we are sure you will learn something new about your home town! Bridgetown was granted Historic Town status in 2000 and was listed by the National Trust. It is the oldest town in the South West of WA!

Did you know that the Clover’s General Store building has been around since 1930? They used to supply Shell fuel. Since then, a liquor shop and the verandah were added in 2002.

Or that the Post Office was rebuilt in 1912? The original Bridgetown Post Office was built in the early 1860s and operated by John Blechynden, who lived at Bridgedale House– yet another heritage site found in the booklet. Around that time, mail was delivered to the more remote homesteads by the Mounted Constable Abraham Moulton.

The booklet is truly bursting with interesting facts and historic photos – it should not be missed. There are limited copies, so get in quick and be sure to share with your visitors. Furthermore, we also now offer the booklet online! Have a look and enjoy learning of our yesteryears! 

This project was supported the Heritage Council of Australia, the Government of Western Australia, the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes and the Bridgetown Historical Society Inc. 

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