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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