December 2022 – The Glebe Society

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Glebe’s social, commercial and industrial history

Posted on 20th December 2022

This year the Glebe Society’s Bulletin has published many fascinating articles about Glebe’s social, commercial and industrial history, its historic buildings and about the people and families who lived here in the 19th and 20th centuries. Often in response to enquiries from members of the public with a family connection to Glebe.

What’s happening at Bidura?

Posted on 14th December 2022

Bidura at 357 Glebe Point Road was built in 1860 by Edmund Blacket and is listed on the State Heritage Register. Property developer Vision Land has plans to demolish the Metropolitan Remand Centre (behind the heritage building) and replace it with an apartment block. The Council is expected to make a decision about the latest DA in mid-December. Meanwhile the heritage building and fence look to be in serious need of repair.

Society wins grant to investigate Glebe’s Hill as urban wildlife refuge

Posted on 15th December 2022

Great news from the Blue Wren Subcommittee! The Society has been awarded a City of Sydney Innovation and Ideas Grant to investigate Glebe’s Hill potential as a site of the City’s first urban wildlife refuge.

What’s happening with the Bridge Rd cycleway

Posted on 14th December 2022

The Society met recently with representatives of Transport NSW to discuss the problems with the Bridge Rd cycleway and to get an update on proposed improvements. The Management Committee is particularly concerned about the stretch of cycleway between Glebe Point Rd and Ross St because of safety for cyclists and amenity for residents. We note that not all our members share this view. Your feedback is welcome.

Thank you, Keiran! All the best for the future

Posted on 14th December 2022

The Glebe Society has great respect for the way Keiran Kevans, outgoing Coordinator of Glebe Youth Service, has brought together so many community groups in Glebe. Keiran reflects on his time at GYS and its growing role in the community.

Mystery photo – December 2022

Posted on 18th December 2022

Not a mystery this time, but an undated photograph taken on the back steps of Ellangowan, a mansion in Stewart Street that was demolished around 1970. See also the answer to last month’s mystery photo.

Blue Plaque Nomination – 23 Avenue Rd

Posted on 14th December 2022

The NSW Government has called nominations of places linked to notable personalities and events for recognition as part of the NSW Blue Plaques program. The Glebe Society made a number of nominations. The tenth site nominated by the Society is 23 Avenue Rd, Glebe. the former home of Bernard and Kate Smith and where the Glebe Society started from a meeting held on 27 February 1969.

Another Triumph! Glebe Music Festival 2022

Another Triumph! Glebe Music Festival 2022

Posted on 15th December 2022

The 33rd Annual Glebe Music Festival in November was of the highest standard. The seven-part concert series embraced music of the English Renaissance, the court of Louis XIV, Corelli and Handel, Beethoven and Chopin, the contemporary American jazz composer ‘Chick’ Corea and more. If you love music this is the festival for you – keep a look out for the 2023 Glebe Music Festival!

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