Bayswater Historical Society hopes to hit a beat with community through heart-shaped stickers

A group of Bayswater Primary School students placing the Historical Heartbeat sticker at the school. Picture: Keith Clements
A group of Bayswater Primary School students placing the Historical Heartbeat sticker at the school. Picture: Keith Clements

BAYSWATER Historical Society (BHS) is connecting the community with the history of the town centre through heart-shaped stickers and a mobile app.

The Society has placed its Historical Heartbeat stickers at several historic buildings throughout the Bayswater town centre, including Bayswater Primary School.

The stickers, which form an extension of last year’s Rise and Fall Deli walking tour, are reproduced from the BHS’ maps from the 1920s.

President Lynn Deering said a QR code would be placed on the white and blue stickers, which allowed people to scan and view original images of buildings alongside present homes and businesses through the app.

“What makes this such a unique and special project is how we have past families of the original ‘30s,’ 40s and ‘50s who shared their unique family stories and photos so we can learn about early Australian life and our working-class history,” she said.

“Everyone can access this history with their mobile phone and see how the façades of the building has changed and Bayswater community has developed to be so vibrant as today.

“It shows how strong the connection is with Bayswater to have people returning and offering their time.”

Vice president Keith Clements said the early photos would enable the activation of heritage through spot information sharing through the app.

For more information, contact the BHS on 9271 3741 or bayswaterhs@gmail.com.

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