Bayswater Historical Society to hold Ribbons of Green weekend in the town centre

Bayswater Bridge in 1926. Photo: Bayswater Historical Society.
Bayswater Bridge in 1926. Photo: Bayswater Historical Society.

HISTORIC photos of Bayswater from the late 1890s to early 1900s will be showcased for the first time at an upcoming exhibition.

The Bayswater Historical Society is holding its Ribbons of Green display, tour and exhibition in the Bayswater town centre from November 24 to November 25, from 10am to 2pm.

Volunteer Wayne Swindells has gathered donated photos that portray the river being used as daily transport, the wetlands and waterways in the 1940s, the faces of community builders, old roadways, schools and sporting clubs.

Twenty-seven retailers will have their shop windows covered in photos.

Residents can use the society’s QR codes and take part in a discovery tour.

The WA Genealogical Society will have a stall where people can find out how to research the history of their family or house.

The event is supported by the City of Bayswater.

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Ribbons of Green display, tour and exhibition

Where: Behind the Oxfam store, 5 King William Street, Bayswater

When: November 24 and November 25 from 10am to 2pm

Call the society on 9271 3741.