Seeking stories and photographs for history of Riddells Creek

Author Robyn Goss is writing a history on Riddells Creek. Photo: Shawn Smits

An author who is writing a history of Riddells Creek is seeking stories and photographs for the project.

Sunbury’s Robyn Goss and husband Ian operated a popular local history museum, featuring an old tram, at Riddells Creek in the 1980s.

She’s putting a call out for information, no matter how large or trivial, as she starts work on an update of her popular 1983 book Riddell’s Village.

The family of local pioneer John Carre- Riddell has already offered photographs to help paint a picture of how the town has changed.

“It’s such a wonderful area with such a rich history,’’ Mrs Goss said.

“There will be a lot of ‘then and now’ … we want people to be able to see what it was like, because many people come to live here and have no idea.

“They don’t know what they might be living on … it may have been a cordial factory.”

Mrs Goss says she’s interested in hearing residents’ reflections and memories of the area.

“Every family’s got their story,’’ she said.

Details: 9744 1959