Lambton Local March 2015 edition

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March 2015

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Lambton is now on map

A born and raised local resident with a love of history and a penchant for research has created a heritage walking tour of Lambton in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A couple of years ago, Mrs Julie Keating of North Lambton was on a National Trust bus tour that visited a number of local historic villages and suburbs. “At most stops the local community or history group had produced some sort of brochure on the area, which was given to those on the tour”. Julie said.

Julie Keating has recently researched, created and published the Lambton Heritage Walk. She is pictured here at the starting point of the walk, the former Lambton Council Chambers, better known now as the Lambton Branch Library.

“When we stopped in Lambton however I was surprised to find that there was no such publication available. I knew then that I would not rest until Lambton had its own heritage walk and map.” she added. Using the resources of the Newcastle Family History Society, especially their book “The Story of Lambton - a suburb of Newcastle”, Newcastle City Council Library - Local studies section and the University of Newcastle’s Cultural Collections (continued page 2)

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Just some of the team that made the Lambton Heritage Walk project a success at the recent launch, (L to R) sponsors Bede Jarrett, Steve Sternbeck and Craig Simpson at rear, with Heritage Walk creator Julie Keating, Sonia Hornery MP, graphic designer Kirrily Dures and map artist Coralie Watson.

(continued from page 1) Julie has created a 15-stop self-guided walking tour that takes in many Lambton landmarks including public buildings, commercial premises as well as a number of private residences. “It has truly been a labour of love for me and I hope the local community both now and into the future find the Heritage Walk a useful tool. “Initially my plan was to self-publish the map from my own pocket but when I raised it with Lambton Residents’ Group, of which I’m a member, the idea quickly grew into a project where we sought the support of local businesses to pay for professional design and printing. I think the result speaks for itself” Julie added. “Without the support of the local business community it would not be possible to produce something of this quality. We were bowled over by the support we received from the local businesses we approached. Support was strong enough that we were able to increase the print-run from the planned 3,000 copies to 4,000 copies. So we have plenty of copies available to those that are interested.” Julie concluded. Readers are invited to pick up a free copy of the Heritage Walk at any of the supporting business listed on page 21 of this edition of Lambton Local.


Step back in time on Lambton Heritage Walk

Did you know that Lambton was the first municipality in the Newcastle area to adopt electric light? Or that Thomas Croudace, the founding manager of Lambton Colliery, lived high on the hill in ‘Lambton Lodge’, a grand residence which is now in the grounds of John Hunter Hospital? Or that the longest continuous business in Lambton was Payne’s Butchery which traded from 1870 until 1993?

on Saturday 7th March. Julie will lead a walk commencing from the former Lambton Council Chambers (now known as Lambton Branch Library) at the corner of Morehead and Elder Streets. Commencing at 10am the walk will take approximately 35 minutes to complete. To assist with planning the community walk, those who are interested in taking part are asked to RSVP via email to Lambton Residents Group at lambtonresidents@gmail.com or These and many other interesting by text to Lambton Local on 0455 historical notes are to be found 210 000. on the Lambton Heritage Walk brochure. You can pick up a copy of the To celebrate the publication of the Heritage Walk brochure on the Heritage Walk, its author Mrs Julie morning of the walk or anytime before then from the outlets listed Keating, is inviting the local community to join her on the walk on page 21 of this edition.

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Declan declared by-election winner Former Lambton High School captain and Newcastle Young Citizen of the Year, Declan Clausen, has picked up around 43% of the primary vote to win February’s by-election for the vacant Ward 3 councillor’s seat on Newcastle City Council. At 22 years of age, Declan is one of the youngest people ever elected to Newcastle City Council. As an additional Labor Party representative, Declan’s vote, along with those of Greens councillors, ensures lord mayor Nuatali Nelmes of the numbers needed to control council decisions until the next full council election in September 2016. “I would like to thank the electors of Ward 3 for this opportunity to represent them. I’m really pleased with the result. It reiterates and underlines, I think, the election of Nuatali Nelmes as lord mayor in November. I look forward to working with Nuatali and being a part of a strong council focussed on restoring services to the community.” Declan told Lambton Local following the election. “We can now leave the old chaotic days of council behind us and get on with the job of restoring public trust in its civic leaders” he added.

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The draft Local Planning Strategy addresses land uses such as housing, employment and recreation. The issues associated with accommodating these land uses have been discussed in a series of working papers that were released by Council for public comment over by the last two years. Council is now releasing this draft Local Planning Strategy for further public comment. The draft Strategy has been prepared based on the working papers and comments and suggestions that were received from the community and various other stakeholders. Community Information Sessions specific to each of Council’s 4 Wards are being held between Monday 2nd and Thursday 5th March. The local Ward 3 sessions will be held on Tuesday 3rd March at New Lambton Community Centre at 14 Alma Rd New Lambton. There is a choice of two sessions during the day from 10 to 11.30am or the evening from 6 to

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Time to vote...yes again! Practice makes perfect they say. Well, electors from Lambton will test that theory when they have to vote again this month. This time it will be for the full NSW State election to be held on Saturday 28th March. Those locals who live in the area south of Newcastle Rd and east of Lambton Park (an area roughly bounded by Morehead St, Newcastle Rd, Turton Rd and Durham Rd have the dubious distinction of being the most practiced at their democratic duties of late.

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By the time of the March poll, they will have voted four times in less than seven months: in September for a new state member for Newcastle; then in November for a new lord mayor; in February for a new Ward 3 councillor; and finally for state member for Wallsend in March. Due to a redistribution of boundaries in 2013 most readers who had previously voted in the Newcastle electorate are now voters in Wallsend electorate...just to further confuse electiors.

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Lambton Public School celebrating 150 years

2015 marks 150 years of Public Education for Lambton Public School with a range of events planned for September that will give ex-students of Lambton Public School the opportunity to rekindle friendships, as well as share their memories and events of days gone by. It will also be a great opportunity to forge links from the past to the present. The School has received lots of interest from past students regarding the reunion dinner planned for Friday 11th September. The event will be held in the Starlight Room at Wests Leagues Club, New Lambton and tickets will be available from the school office from Monday 16th March. Tickets will cost $35.00 per head which will include finger food, tea and coffee and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the school between 8.30am – 3.00pm or by phoning the school 49 571667 and paying over the phone by credit card. There has also been huge interest in the commemorative pavers that past and present students are purchasing to mark their place in the school’s history. These pavers will form part of a commemorative garden which will

Above: The teaching staff of the Lambton Publio School Infants department in 1962.

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Question 4 In what year was the Exchange Hotel renamed the Lambton Park Hotel? Question 5 Name a breakfast cereal on special at Lambton Grocer in March?

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LPH’s history on wall for all to see Dear Lambton Local In reference to your article of September 2014 regarding the Exchange Hotel I have done some considerable research in this topic and can enlighten your readers as to its history. It was indeed built in 1881 by a Mr. Henry Johnson. There were 10 different licensees up to the time when the Tooths Hotels group purchased it in 1912. They demolished and rebuilt the premises in 1929. During Tooths’ tenure there were another 20 licensees up to 1984 when the Government outlawed the practice of tied houses. From 1984 until 2011 there were

Chris Thomson of New Lambton (centre), recently re-presented his framed history of Lambton Park Hotel, formerly The Exchange Hotel, to two of the hotel’s new managers, Joel Turner and Simon Finlay

another 10 licensees. In 130 or so years there have been 9 building owners (it is unknown who the owners were from 1884 to 1912). The business name was changed from the Exchange Hotel to the Lambton Park Hotel in 1985 by Shirley and Maurie Wright, the

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I would like if I may to give a gentle reminder to early morning walkers in the area. In the still, quiet of the morning, sound really does carry. I am sure your personal life is very interesting but when one is woken from a deep sleep by the account of your latest exploits, it loses some of its fascination. This is particulary so if you haven’t been asleep all that long, had a really bad night or if one is a shift worker. Jan Le Brun - Bambara Close, Lambton

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Lambton then, Lambton now The tramway cutting

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Cyclists and pedestrians travelling the path between Croudace St and Jesmond Park may be unaware that the rock cutting was constructed in 1886/1887 for the Newcastle to Plattsburg (Wallsend) tram line. As early as 1881, deputations from the local councils were visiting the Minister for Works in Sydney, urging the government to construct a tramway from Newcastle to Plattsburg, to provide a cheaper alternative public transport to the expensive horse drawn omnibuses. Although an initial survey of the tram route was completed in 1882, it was not until 1886 that construction commenced. Most of the construction was straightforward, the eight mile route being mostly over level ground. The hill however between Lambton and Jesmond was a considerable barrier. The Newcastle Herald of 8th September 1886 in reporting generally good progress in the construction noted that “there are some very heavy rock cuttings

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The present day photograph above was taken at approximately the same location as Ralph Snowball’s image at right. Now an unassuming walking and cycle path, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries it was a part of the public transport link between Newcastle and the surrounding towns and villages.

on the hill beyond New Lambton, and some time must elapse before the work on this portion is finished.” Construction finished in June 1887, and after a few trial trips, the tramline quietly opened for public traffic, without fanfare or opening ceremony on 19th July 1887. The original trams were steam driven, and operated 17 journeys in each direction each week day. The line was electrified in 1925 and continued to operate until the last tram ran on the 6th November 1949.

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The old photograph (at right) of the tramway cutting looking east down Howe St is undated, but would have been taken somewhere between 1887 and 1890, as there is no Lambton Park rotunda, which was built in 1890. Replicating this scene exactly in a modern photo proved somewhat difficult, as trees and bush now cover the spot where Ralph Snowball took his shot. You can view these photos in greater detail at www.lachlanwetherall.com, along with some old newspaper reports on the tramway.


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Myth: Spot reduction of fat is possible...

As part of the 150th anniversary of Lambton Public School, the committee is producing a photo book, and are looking to scan old photos which have not seen the light of day for many decades. Parks, buildings, houses, backyards, streets, people, bands, cars, buses, trams, mines, trains, churches, celebrations, picnics we want them all! Check your attic for old photo albums, slides, movie reels, postcards, negatives or shoeboxes of old photos! This project is as much for the Lambton community as it is for the school.

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It is not possible to burn fat off one specific area of the body. The only way we lose fat is from all over and a specific spot can not be targeted. To lose overall fat you need a combination of exercise and a healthy diet. We will then see a loss eventually in the area you would like but usually this is the last place you will see results. Don’t lose heart though because it will happen but not the way it has been explained to us on all those late-night infomercials.

Your body does not make gains when exercising but actually makes gains while resting. During rest your body repairs the muscles that have been used during your workout session and then makes them stronger. If you do not let this process take place then you will not see the results you would like and are at risk of overtraining and injury. Make sure you split your week into 2/3 days high intensity exercise, 2/3 days med/light exercise and one full rest day. So until next time...Love life, dream big and become the inspiration...


Mind matters by Dr Stuart Edser PhD. MAPS. MCCOUNP. MASCH. Principal Psychologist at Newcastle Psychology & Health

Our moods are interesting. Less specific than our emotions, our moods often determine what kind of day we have. That is because moods have valency; they feel positive or negative, good or bad. A good mood can feel up-beat, energetic, positive about life, maybe even happy and cheerful. A bad mood can feel dark or angry or down, but also a sense of heaviness or struggle. Moods are certainly emotional. We can recognise them in ourselves but also in others too. And moods can change, sometimes from day to day. However, moods also have a physical experience because the body interacts with emotional states. For everyday moods, this interaction manifests itself predominantly between two factors, each one on a continuum: one, ‘calm’ through to ‘tense’, and the other, ‘energy’ through to ‘fatigue’. One psychologist described this interaction using a circumplex model.

Imagine a circle divided in half, the diameter drawn east west. The top half we call energy, the bottom we call tiredness. Now we divide the circle again, the diameter drawn north south. The left we call calm, the right we call tense. We now have four quadrants: calm energy, tense energy and calm tiredness, tense tiredness, as shown in the circle depicted. Each quadrant has its own set of emotions, but overall, the top left quadrant ‘calm energy’ is the one we would all like to be experiencing most of the time. Calm energy is a mood state with plenty of energy, which feels positive and up-beat, but also calm and relaxed. It makes sense to try to organise our lives so that we live mostly in the ‘calm energy’ mood.

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Vet chat Dr Tessa Jongejans Greencross Vets, Lambton

Don’t let obesity impact on your pet’s health

Is your pet’s weight a growing concern? 41% of dogs and 32% of cats in Australia are considered overweight or obese, with the term ‘obese’ specifically referring to pets that are 30% above their ideal body weight. The most common causes of obesity are overeating and lack of exercise, while owners must also be aware of other contributing factors such as breed, sex, hereditary, and age. Greencross Vets Lambton is urging local pet owners to book a free weight and diet assessment for their animals. Dr Tessa Jongejans, Veterinary Director at Greencross Vets Lambton, says that these pet checkups can be lifesaving.

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Obese pets generally have shorter life spans compared to those closer to optimum weight, with some of the risks for overweight pets including heart disease, respiratory and cardiovascular problems, diabetes, increased surgical and anaesthetic risk, and cancer. Greencross Vets Lambton is offering free weight and diet assessments for pets, which provide important education for pet owners about how to prevent obesity. The free assessment supports Greencross Vets’ Healthy Pets Plus programme which helps prevent disease, detect and identify health issues, and maintain a pet’s health through regular check-ups. If you suspect that your pet is suffering from obesity, please contact Greencross Vets Lambton on 4957 8960.


What’s new at Lambton Library this month?

The Wife Drought by Annabel Crabb

As one of Australia’s top political commentators and mum of three, Annabel Crabb realised many of her male counterparts were relying on wives to stay home and look after the kids, and began to wonder why workplaces didn’t allow for these gender roles to be reversed. Intermingled with wit and humour and personal anecdotes, this book takes a thorough look at mothers and fathers in modern relationships – especially the role of the “wife”.

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

Three part period drama BBC production based on the PD James novel of the same name, which is a sequel to Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with a son, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their

magnificent Pemberley home. The dramatic and unnerving events of the evening shatter the peace both of the Darcys and of Pemberley, and as the family becomes caught up in the ensuing murder investigation, a mysterious web of secrets and deceit will threaten all that the Darcys hold dear.

Lonely Girl By Josephine Cox Bestselling author Josephine Cox gets straight to the heart and heartbreak of family drama. One fateful night changes the course of Rosie’s life forever. There is a tragic event that Rosie is the only witness to, and it takes away the person she loves most in the world. Grieving and alone apart from her faithful Labrador, she fights her way into the outside world to forge her own path. Will she triumph over the obstacles fate has set in her path, and will she ever find out the shocking truth behind her mother’s cruel treatment? From the queen of family drama, another novel to fill readers with laughter, tears, and hope.

Have you got your FREE copy of Lambton Heritage Walk map? Pick yours up from the following local outlets:

❧ Bar 121 ❧ Jarretts Quality Meats ❧ Lambton Grocer ❧ Northumberland Hotel ❧ Simpsons Shoes ❧ The Mark Hotel ❧ Lambton Branch Library Or let us mail a copy to you… Simply send a 70 cent stamp for each copy required to: Lambton Heritage Walk Map c/- PO Box 130 Lambton 2299 (remember to include your return address) Lambton Local > March 2015 > Page 21


Live @ Lambton this month - music & theatre Wed 18 Burlesque Idol

Bar 121

Fri 20

Kevin Welch Steve Poltz

Thu 5

Jam night featuring Ty

Sat 21

Fri 6

Russell Snape

Sat 7

Hornet

Sun 22 Katie Noonan’s Vanguard Wed 25 Live N Local

Thu 12 Jam night featuring Ty Fri 13

Just Jace

Sat 14

The Cruisers

Thu 19 Jam night featuring Ty Fri 20 Andrew Scotton & Friends Sat 21

Defaced

Thu 26 Jam night featuring Ty Fri 27

Mike Vee

Sat 28

The Shedmasters

Lambton Park Hotel Fri 6

James Paul

Fri 13

Ryan Daley

Fri 20

Pete Hibbert

Fri 27

Matt Semmens

Lizotte’s Sun 1 Sharon Shannon Band

Thu 26

Winterbourne

Fri 27

Daniel Champagne

Sat 28

Tony Joe White

Newcastle Theatre Co. Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) Written by Christopher Hampton Directed by Julie Black Sat 14

Sun 15

8pm 2pm matinee

Wed 18

8pm

Fri 20

8pm

Wed 25

8pm

Fri 27

8pm

Sat 28

8pm

Northumberland Hotel

Live N Local

Thu 5

Toni Childs

Fri 6

Bakoomba

Fri 6

Mick Boogaard

Sat 7

Celia Pavey

Fri 13

Aaron Hood

Sun 8

Morgan Evans

Fri 20

Jim Overend

Fri 27

Michael Peter

Fri 13

The Pigs

Sat 14

Phil Jamieson

Sun 15

Jake Clemons

Tue 17

Macy Gray

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Hornet

Sat 21 2pm matinee & 8pm

Wed 4

Wed 11 Live N Local

Toni Childs

The information on this page was correct at time of printing. Please check all details with the respective venues.

Phil Jamieson

Katie Noonan


LAMBTON LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

Placing your Lambton Local classified is easy! Email lambtonlocal@gmail. com or post the details to PO 130 Lambton 2299 by 15th of the month. Be sure to include your contact details for clarification and verification.

FOR SALE BABY TIMBER PLAY PEN

Bright, multi-colour design, Tikk Tokk brand, easy to put up and take down, hardly used. $75 new, sell for $30 ono Ph 0404 474 261 CANVAS WINDOW AWNINGS 296cm x 155cm and 266cm x 155cm in good condition. Phone 4957 5489 JAGUAR XJ SOVEREIGN 4.2 ltr, 6 cyl, Series 3, alloy mags, unregistered 4/2013 $1000 ono Phone 0422 564 074

FREE COMMUNITY

CLASSIFIEDS To place your free Lambton Local classified send your advertising text/photo to PO Box 130, Lambton 2299 or email the details to: lambtonlocal@ gmail.com before 15th of the month. Be sure to include your contact details for verification purposes. The Free classifieds offer is made to private parties only. Business advertising will be charged. The publisher reserves the right to not publish advertising considered innappropriate or not in the spirit of the free classifieds offer.

NOTICES

NOTICES

FOSTER CARERS REQUIRED Barnardos Australia, now in Newcastle. We are looking for foster carers for siblings 0-12 years, for a few weeks or up to several months. Training, 24 hour support and generous allowance provided. Please call Amber 1800 663 441

NEWCASTLE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY INC. The March meeting of the Newcastle Family History will be held in the Lambton Mechanics Institute room 68 Elder St Lambton Tuesday 3rd March at 7.30pm. The speaker is Mr Ed Tonks and his topic is “Writing local history”. Contact 4957 8296 for inquiries

KNITTING AND CROCHET CLASSES Special handmade leather craft and personalised orders. Phone 4929 7255 or 49575501 after 4pm

NEWCASTLE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP The Newcastle MS Support Group meeting for March will be held at 10 am on the 18th of March at Heaton-Birmingham Gardens Bowling Club, Mordue Pde Jesmond. For further information contact Janelle on 4982 6123 or Stephen on 4952 7302

LAMBTON RESIDENTS GROUP MEETING Be a part of the planning for some exciting and worthwhile initiatives and projects for our local area. Next monthly meeting will be Tuesday 10 March commencing at 5.30pm at Lambton Bowling Club, Karoola Rd. No RSVP required, but if you would like more info email: lambtonresidents@gmail.com or call Nicola on 0402 949 854 All local residents are welcome to attend. MODEL AIRPLANE To give away to a model airplane enthusiast, all the bits and pieces required to build a model of the Lancaster bomber Ph 49528223 NATURAL HANDMADE CLEANING PRODUCTS Laundry washing aid, general purpose cleaning spray, dog wash and dog grooming spray. Please call 4952 2352 for information, orders & delivery.

POSITION VACANT WALKER/DELIVERER WANTED Newcastle Psychology & Health in Lambton requires a reliable person(s) to put up posters in cafes and commercial centres around the local region advertising a new clinic. The work will be once now and again in about six months. Payment will be by fixed rate per poster. Own transport necessary. All materials will be provided. Phone 4952 9777 and leave your phone and email details.

Lambton Local > March 2015 > Page 23


Have a happy, healthy 2015 with Elder Street Pharmacy

Here’s why customers keep coming back to Lambton’s own pharmacy in Elder Street... ✓ Elder Street Pharmacy has been an icon in Lambton for close to 50 years ✓ Serving the Lambton community with health care is both an honour and a privilege.

✓ We also provide free blood pressure checks and blood sugar testing in store in seconds. ✓ Leave your scripts on file with us. We’ll let you know when they are ready for pick up.

✓ Pharmacy may have changed over the ✓ We deliver prescriptions to your door for years but Elder Street Pharmacy free. It’s the least we can do. continues to provide remarkable service ✓ Bring your old medicines back to us for in medicine supply and health information. safe disposal ✓ We provide a speedy prescription service at discount pharmacy prices. This month’s special

✓ If you are paying less on a prescription item elsewhere we will price match. ✓ We provide free medicine reviews.

✓ We are a compounding pharmacy specialising in natural hormone troches. Ring us for a price.

20% off all Vitamins in stock Pharmacist Formula

✓ We pack medicines weekly in Webster packs. Try this service for free!

Look out for our renovations and refurbishment starting soon! Your friendly pharmacists Daniel Kebriti and Ashleigh Moore

117 Elder St, Lambton • Phone 4957 3630

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