Friday, March 8, 2013

Want to know what it’s like to go round the Bend?

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Nowhere is the juxtaposition of affluent and poorer class living more evident than in a small Australian suburb known, ever so fondly, as The Bend.
Sidled up against the banks of the Hunter River, Horseshoe Bend is one of Maitland’s oldest settled areas, but for Mick Belcher The Bend has, and always will be, home.
“The Bend is a unique area in Australia,” he said.
“And it’s also fantastically historical in the sense that it was one of the areas in Australia where you had a huge mix of classes. You had really well-off people living cheek to jowl with the poorer classes.”
Mr Belcher along with architectural history guide Wayne Campbell – will take people through the narrow lanes and streets of Horseshoe Bend for the Friends of Grossmann House first heritage walk of the year.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 28, 2013.