Orange and District Historical Society to talk people through history of Byng Street in Orange

SNAPSHOT: Stockwell's Commercial Hotel in Byng Street in the 19th Century. Photo: ORANGE & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

SNAPSHOT: Stockwell's Commercial Hotel in Byng Street in the 19th Century. Photo: ORANGE & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Orange and District Historical Society want to take you on a walk through history.

On Sunday, March 19 the society will host a walk along Byng Street, which used to be Orange’s main thoroughfare.

It was home to shops, a flour mill and hotels, there’s two churches and the former town hall is located on the corner of Byng and Anson streets.

In the late 19th century, James Dalton junior built a home for himself and two for his children.

The walk will begin at 2pm near the Gladstone Hotel at Hill Street and finish near the Carrington Hotel at Lords Place.

Ross Maroney and Phil Stevenson will talk about the notable landmarks on the street and the people associated with them.

The walk will take two hours and people are encouraged to bring a hat, walking shoes and bottled water. The cost is a $5 donation to the historical society.

For more information, contact Mr Stevenson on 0402 412 188 or email him at ibiswines@bigpond.com.

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