In 1980 the Toodyay Tourist Centre arranged a seminar to discuss the Historic Precincts aspects of the Toodyay Town Planning.
There was considerable community interest:
On 30th October 1980 an informal gathering was held at ‘Glen Avon’ for those interested in forming a society for the preservation and restoration of Toodyay’s historic buildings and character, and in promoting knowledge and practice of old arts and crafts.
The gathering resolved to proceed with the formation of a society. The inaugural meeting of The Toodyay Society was held at the home of Les & Moya Hammill home in Telegraph Road, Toodyay on 25th November 1980, with thirty-seven members in attendance.
The Toodyay Historical Society, established in 1980, is a knowledgeable, friendly and active organisation within the town.
Sun 27 June, 2pm: Visit to Former St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Toodyay, now a private residence.
Visit and afternoon tea (please bring plate to share). Please park on the road.
The owners have given permission for us to have our afternoon tea around their enormous kitchen table, but bring a folding chair just in case! Member Adam O’Neill will speak on the building's history and launch his new booklet on this topic.
Wed 21 July: General Meeting
7 pm, Anglican Hall Stirling Terrace, Toodyay
Stayover an option
Guest Speaker: Dr Margaret Pember
2 pm, Anglican Hall
Stirling Terrace, Toodyay
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