This Day in History: 1984-04-01

More than 200 people attended the opening of Drummond’s Restaurant, in what is now called Connor’s Cottage, in Piesse Street, Toodyay. The owners were Simon Hamersley and David Carew-Reid. Tony Motion, of ‘Buckland’, cut the red ribbon. The name paid tribute to James Drummond Snr., a respected colonial botanist, who owned ‘Hawthornden’, north of Toodyay. Portraits of Drummond and his descendants lined the walls of the French-style café.

Northam advertiser, 12 April 1984, p.20 (photo).