by Margaret Bride
170 Farrell Street, 2022. Photograph by David Thompson.
On the west side of Farrell Street is a wooden building with a sign Full Gospel Assembly, although by its neat garden and fence it is clear that it is a private house. What is its story?
In 1885 West Sandridge was well developed, the blocks of land had been subdivided…
Mr Webster's Brother
Margaret Bride writes
Our house in Evans Street was built by John Webster in 1886. He and his wife Mary lived there until his death in 1916. John Webster was a carpenter, working on the docks and at sea.
This is a photo of his younger brother whose name we do not know. He was a friend of Emily Lock’s…
South Melbourne Gasworks
It is one of Port’s often told stories - how people ‘knocked off’ coal from the trucks taking coal to the Gasworks from Town Pier at the end of Bay Street.
Emily Lock remembered
"The different cargoes were a source of wonder. Some of them brought coal for the Gasworks. It was a dirty job unloading the coal into small…