The recent post about Buckley Street – a walking tour thereof and commentary upon – drew many comments.
It also unloosened much curiosity and speculation about the Footscray, Middle Footscray, West Footscray, Tottenham, Seddon and Yarraville – and the seemingly flexible borders that separate them.
So this a follow-up post.
I am specially indebted to the sleuthing of CTS pal Juz.
I figure there’s folks around who may have a much more soli handle on this than I – perhaps at the Footscray Historical Society.
But I get a kick out of looking at this stuff anyway.
I hope you do, too!
The above map from 1870 – trackled down at the State Library – is of what is now Yarraville.
It talks of “very desirable” allotments in Stephen and Sussex streets – in Footscray South!
According to the wikipedia entry on Seddon, “The Original State Bank of Victoria in Charles Street, Seddon used to stamp its Bank Account passbooks as Footscray South Vic”.
However, wikipedia also maintains that “Seddon Post Office opened on 29 September 1908 and closed in 1976. Seddon West Post Office opened in 1924 and remains open”.
The State Bank’s annual report from 1982 lists a Footscray South branch.
Hamilton Street is, of course, part of modern day Seddon.
On the other hand, in 1955 a Cadbury’s milk bar had struck a deal (above) with signwriting company Lewis & Skinner to “clean off and repaint” the shop’s pelmet. Thanks to Melissa for this one!
This family history site twice lists Pilgrim Street as being in Footscray South.
A final question: Will the headline of this post find the electronic gaze of the spooks focusing on Consider The Sauce?
I kinda hope so.
After all, spies gotta eat as well!