March 2024 – The Glebe Society

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Monthly Archives: March 2024

Wentworth Park revisited

Posted on 27th March 2024

Will greyhound racing depart from Wentworth Park when the Greyhound Breeders Owners and Trainers Association’s lease expires? Ted McKeown, Glebe Society member and former chairman of the Wentworth Park Sporting Complex Trust, revisits decisions about Wentworth Park and examines the Park’s possible futures.

This month’s mystery photo: April 2024

Posted on 27th March 2024

A new photo for this month. Can you guess where the photo’s subject is located? And find out where last month’s photo was taken.

Sze Yup Temple

In Focus: This month’s photo competition, April 2024

Posted on 27th March 2024

A worthy winner and encouragement for everyone to submit photographs of Glebe and Forest Lodge for the Society’s next ‘In Focus’ photo competition.

Society’s 8th annual biodiversity lecture

Posted on 27th March 2024

The Society’s annual biodiversity lecture will this year be delivered by Professor Thomas Astell-Burt on Wednesday 29 May 2024. His talk will be on ‘Regenerative Cities and Flourishing Communities: why more trees might mean less loneliness and better health’. Book now.

Planning matters

Posted on 27th March 2024

The Glebe Society has made several presentations and submissions to planning authorities in the last month or so. These include responding with our concerns about the State government’s plans to increase the number of low- and mid-rise multi-dwelling residences, and the Society’s opposition to a developer’s attempt to demolish an early cottage in the Hereford and Forest Lodge Heritage Conservation Area. There’s also good news: the Glebe Society’s efforts to stop the demolition of 181 St Johns Road have been successful.

Glebe Annual Book Sale

Posted on 28th March 2024

Annual Book Sale in support of Glebe Public School. Donations of books are welcome.

Meet the new Convenor of the Community Liaison Subcommittee

Posted on 27th March 2024

Cheryl is one of three new management committee members and is now heading up the Community Liaison Subcommittee. Cheryl introduces herself to members and tells us a little about her many community-based volunteer activities and her thoughts on how she can help the Glebe Society further engage with the local community

The advertisement for Streets Ice Cream was temporarily laid bare when the side of the former corner shop at 105 Hereford Street, Forest Lodge, was stripped of paint.

‘The Cream of the Coast’ in Forest Lodge

Posted on 27th March 2024

Stripped of its paint during recent renovations, the wall of a former corner shop in Forest Lodge revealed a fragment of a Streets Ice Cream advertisement before being once more retired beneath layers of paint. The fragment was from Streets’ tagline, ‘The Cream of the Coast’.

Next Players in the Pub

Posted on 27th March 2024

The next Players in the Pub features a 1946 play with particular relevance to current world events. First performed in March 1946, The Shepherd and the Hunter deals with British/Jewish/Arab relations at that time, two years before the State of Israel was declared.

Glebe’s 2024 Anzac Day service

Posted on 27th March 2024

A reminder about the Anzac Day morning service on 25 April at 7.30 am in Foley Park.

Glebe’s Hill, viewed across Johnstons Creek

Work underway on the Glebe’s Hill biodiversity project

Posted on 27th March 2024

The grant cheque is in the bank and the Glebe’s Hill biodiversity research project is ready to go. Andrew Wood sets out the work plan for the project, including opportunities for local community members to get involved.

82 Wentworth Park Road Glebe DA approved

Posted on 27th March 2024

The Glebe Society submitted innovative proposals for improving public housing at 82 Wentworth Park Road. The State Government had other plans and their proposal to demolish and replace the existing housing was approved. It is discussed in this article.

Pietro Locatto (guitar) and Martina Biondio (cello) are Duo Evocaciones (Photo:

Glebe Music Festival 2024 and Autumn Concert

Posted on 27th March 2024

The Glebe Music Festival starts early this year. The main Festival takes place as usual in November, but this year, a Special Autumn Concert of works by Spanish composers – played on guitar and cello by Duo Evocaciones – is scheduled for April.

From the President: April 2024

Posted on 27th March 2024

Duncan reports some positive developments for the conservation of Bidura House and the Glebe Island Bridge. Less positive are the State government’s latest announcements on parking at the new Sydney Fish Market and plans to rezone parts of Glebe.

The shot tower at 82 Wentworth Park Road

Forgotten Glebe – the Shot Tower

Posted on 16th March 2024

Part of Glebe’s industrial legacy, the Shot Tower previously at 82 Wentworth Park Road, contributed a distinctive architecture in the early 20th century.

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