Monday, September 17, 2012

The Turville connection

Alright. Enough football - for today at least.
When the Council came to upgrade Turville Reserve, I wondered who Turville was. Chartered Scoundrels* provides the answer. This house in Princes St was once a hotel - the Locomotive - and Turville was the publican. Formerly a train driver, he held the license until 1875 and lived there for a further twenty years. Also of interest, the Forester's Arms once stood in the vicinity of this landscaped area. It was demolished to make way for the Graham St overpass.
*Chartered Scouncfels: A brief history of Port Melbourne hotels, p63 by Pat Grainger. Available from the Port Melbourne Town Hall

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