‘Polly’s’ jumper makes its mark

JOHN Schultz knows a thing or two about football jumpers. He’s grabbed plenty as their wearers flashed past on the footy field. But he also knows they were once the best thing to keep you warm in the...

Triggers’ escape a Dimension dilemma

FLEDGLING surfboard makers Paul and Phil Trigger thought they had a great idea when it came to naming and identifying their surfboards: “Let’s start with the First Dimension”. This was in the late 19...

Medals show family ties to hall

“A SURVIVOR” is how Alan Scoble describes his late-grandfather Handley Scoble, who enlisted for World War I at the Frankston Mechanics’ Institute in early 1917 and then joined the other troops for a ...

Story of Rose postcards

HISTORY buffs know about the Rose Series of postcards produced by Victorian photographer George Rose’s business, the Rose Stereograph Company. Many scenes of the Mornington Peninsula were captured by...

Music changes but song remains the same

CHILDREN attending Sunday school at Aspendale Presbyterian church in 1927 received their religious teaching while sitting under a tree. It was adults only inside the church. In the past 90 years much...

Ex-patient’s trip down memory lane

MEMORIES good and bad came flooding back when a former child patient of a now-dilapidated and disused Mt Eliza children’s hospital visited the Jacksons Rd site last week. Don Lawson, 83, but only “th...

Hospital’s 75 years of health services

WITH a cake, candles and a happy birthday buzz, Frankston Hospital last week celebrated 75 years as an integral part of the Mornington Peninsula community. Since opening on 30 November 1941 the hospi...

Officer’s 40 years on beat celebrated

VICTORIA’S longest serving police officers were honoured at a special morning tea at Parliament House last week. Police Minister Lisa Neville and Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton hosted the event in ...

Great War men remembered

THE sacrifice and dedication of Chelsea men in World War I has been recognised in a new book and video by Longbeach Place president Julie Gross McAdam. The book and video, free to read and watch onli...