Do you wonder, as you drive through a small village that seems lost in the past, just what is its history? How did it come to be there? Who lived there?
Ilford engages me in that way. A village of beautiful old buildings, spread over kilometres, is a tantalising subject for the imagination. I started along its history trail when Peter M, wanting correct information for tourism signage, asked me about Ilford’s beginnings. I knew little. But Trove, the National Library’s on-line newspaper site, seemed a good place to start…
This article by Colleen O’Sullivan appeared in the Mudgee Guardian 3 August 2015.
Featured image of The Inn Ilford came from Old Images of Rylstone District website.
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Ilford’s hidden trail of history
Published by Kandos History
Four things about me. I like reading, writing, researching and living in the country. In particular I like living at Kandos, where we have been for more than a decade. I have deep roots in this part of the country. My mother spent her early life in Kandos. My father was born at Rylstone. My grandparents were pioneers of Kandos and Rylstone. And I was born at Lue - and went to school in Mudgee. The history of this area excites me and I would like to share it with you.
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