Monday, June 04, 2012
Old signage reveals history
Local Historians know full well how quickly the urban landscape can change when it comes to shop fronts, land developments and changes in the economy.
An old shop sign has come to light on a property in Main Road, Eltham recently. I suspect the current landlord has removed the former tenants signage to reveal the original tenant who owned or leased the building. In this case Eltham Fruiterers. It is known that this business has not been operating since at least 1991, and I suspect that this sign will soon be covered over once a new tenant is found.
Eltham District Historical Society do a great job preserving and telling the stories of Eltham's local history.