The Bend in the Road: a look back into the past of Doubleview and Scarborough


The Bend in the Road members Corrine Wray, Hiral Desai and David Wray. Picture: Martin Kennealey  d479137
The Bend in the Road members Corrine Wray, Hiral Desai and David Wray. Picture: Martin Kennealey d479137

DOUBLEVIEW and Scarborough residents can see how much their suburbs have changed at the A Walk Through Time exhibition this weekend.

Community group The Bend in the Road has created the free exhibition with the City of Stirling as part of Summerset Arts Festival and will display more than 100 historical photos of the area.

Chairman David Wray said the oldest photo collected was from 1920 and depicted the old plank road, now Scarborough Beach Road, and there were other images from 50 years ago.

“It’s unrecognisable 100 years ago and you can see the massive change in 50 years,” he said.

“Just try to imagine what it will look like in another 50 years.”

A variety of events will accompany the exhibition, including children’s activities, live music, rhythmic gymnastics demonstration and lawn games.

People are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket, and a sausage sizzle and gelato will be available for purchase.

Visit Scarborough Civic Centre on Saturday, February 10 from 10am to 1pm.

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