All of us at Campbelltown Library are missing our wonderful customers. We know lockdown is difficult for most people. For all those who love their history- and we know there are many of you- we have tried to ease the lockdown blues with some exciting online initiatives.
History Week this year is the first week of September and we are planning an online walking tour. In line with On Q and the revitalisation of Queen Street, we will feature ten buildings that once stood along the main street. These buildings range from iconic hotels to general stores that were an institution in Campbelltown for many years. When restrictions eventually lift, participants in the tour will be able to access these buildings from the past using QR codes attached to the existing building on the site of the old.
Keep an eye on the library's social media platforms. Besides our ever popular Flashback Fridays, we are featuring a new regular post every Wednesday. History Happened Here will provide you with a story about a site in Campbelltown with an accompanying photograph. Check out the first post on the library's Facebook about the Harrow pub and how it became etched in Campbelltown's folklore.
Do you think you are a local history genius? Another social media activity we are about to reveal is a local history trivia quiz. Watch out for this on our social media platforms very soon.
We always welcome your feedback about any of our history features. Your responses often bring our attention to something we had not previously realised or were aware of.
Stay tuned also for some interesting History Buff posts!
Cora Lynn once stood in Douglas Avenue, Ingleburn. Read more about it in our next History Buff post.
Written by Andrew Allen