Great day today (17 February) talking history with current and former residents of Villa Street, Yeronga about the history of their street. Our knowledge of Villa Street was greatly enhanced by the stories, photos, maps, memories that people generously shared. Thank you!
We were all excited by the high level of community interest in telling, and learning about, the history of Villa Street. Watch this space for more information about the next stage of the project.
ASHG wants to hear your stories about the history of Villa Street. Perhaps you grew up in Villa Street, or your parents or grandparents did or maybe you are a current resident. Drop in to the history room at the Yeronga Community Centre on Saturday 17 February and share your stories, photos, documents.
“The first Talking History of 2024, The History of the Yeronga Community Centre was held last night at the Community Plus+ Yeronga Community Centre (YCC), ASHG’s new home.
Thank you Mel Hilditch, Manager of Community Plus+ and Melinda McInturff, long term local resident and Community Resilience Coordinator for Community Plus+ for telling us the history of YCC with passion and commitment. From a volunteer run flood recovery centre established after the 2011 floods and eight location changes YCC is now housed in a purpose built community centre where it runs a wide variety of programs. Thank you to local member Mark Bailey for chairing last night’s session.
ASHG started in 2013 as an initiative of Community Plus+ worker Em James and local resident Kath Chown. It was fitting to begin 2024 with the history of Community Plus+ Yeronga Community Centre.
It was wonderful to see such a good turnout.
Join us for our next Talking History on Monday March 4, 7.00 pm when Michael Macklin will talk about how ‘Yeronga’ came to be adopted as the suburb name in his talk ‘Untangling ‘Yeronga‘. The talk will be preceded by the ASHG business meeting at 6.00 pm. All are welcome to both.