Yarra Plenty Regional Library services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This blog promoting local history in our community has been operating since 2006 and is managed by the Local and Family History Librarian.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The Corner Store
The Corner Store is becoming a thing of the past, but memories from residents of Eltham will be invoked with a painting recently hung at Eltham Library. The Corner Store by Ted Dalton was painted in oil about 1980 and has been identified as the view of the old Burgoyne store looking south-east across Main Road, Eltham near the intersection with Bridge Street.
The late Ted Dalton was a member of the Diamond Valley Arts Society. His profile on their website can be read here.
The painting is located on the south wall of the library and together with the local history collection will help to connect our residents to the history of Eltham Township.
The Library thanks Mrs Dalton for the donation of the painting and Eltham District Historical Society in facilitating this.