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Category: Commerce

Higgin’s Store

Samuel Higgins and his store Glasgow-born Samuel Higgins came to Australia at the age of three with his family. In 1903, when Samuel was 27

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James Sydenham

    James Sydnenham – Real Estate       James Sydenham  outside his real estate office on the corner of Wongala Crescent and Hannah street in the 1930s.  

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Knit It Beecroft

Knit it Joan Reid’s passion, since the age of four, was knitting!  This is the story of her shop. With my passion for knitting I

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Powell’s Store

Powell’s store – Before Supermarkets From 1938 until it closed about 1960, the major grocery in Beecroft was operated by Jack and Birdie Powell. In

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Professions

Professional people working in Beecroft  Medical Services Beecroft and Cheltenham were founded at a time of tuberculosis, cholera and the plague in Sydney. By way of

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Spark’s Shoes

Spark’s Shoes Four generations of one family have been involved in Spark’s Shoes since 1931 when Edward (Ned) Spark purchased an existing boot repair business

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Stobo’s Store

Thomas Stobo’s Store With the opening of the Strathfield to Hornsby railway in 1886 and the growth of the farming community, it was inevitable that

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Stuut & Sons

DICK STUUT & SONS, HAIRDRESSERS – AN EARLY UNISEX HAIRDRESSING SALON. In 1951 in the aftermath of World War II, Dick (Dirk) Stuut and his family,

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The Children’s Bookshop

The Children’s Bookshop The Children’s Bookshop, Beecroft opened in November 1971. The proprietors were mother and daughter Beecroft residents, Beryl Moncrieff Matthews and Robin Moncrieff

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Warren’s Pharmacy

Warren’s Pharmacy, Beecroft  In 1929 Harry Robert Warren, in partnership with his brother-in-law, Norman Edwards, bought a pharmacy at Beecroft on the corner of Beecroft  

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