Saturday, June 6, 2015

The history of Maitland's vaults has been uncovered

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The mystery surrounding subterranean Maitland has unravelled.
Late last month the Maitland City Heritage Group issued a call out to help unearth the secrets of the city’s underground basements.
As part of the search The Maitland Mercury published a series of black and white images featuring late historian Harry Boyle in an unidentified basement. 
What came forward is this.
“We believe the basement is located in High Street (the old Scobies Chambers) and used at the end of WWII as a packing area for parcels to be sent to Britain as part of a program called ‘Bundles for Britain,” Maitland City Council heritage officer Clare James said.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury,