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Looking Back history feature: A story of war, love and two mining towns

Originally posted on Looking Back:
James Budden (left) in Egypt 1916 during the Great War By MICK ROBERTS © The Corrimal Uniting Church honour roll has revealed a tragic love story that spanned the globe. AN HONOUR roll in Corrimal Uniting Church – not unlike memorials in community halls around the world – has revealed a…

Corrimal shopping centre stand to gather information for community safety plan

UPDATED March 3 2020: NORTHERN Illawarra residents are encouraged to share their crime experiences in an online survey to gather information for a new Community Safety Plan 2021-2025. The Wollongong City Council survey comes in the wake of a spate of break and enters and theft in the north, especially around Thirroul, Bulli and Woonona … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Town bands – How music bound the coal mining communities of northern Illawarra

Originally posted on Looking Back:
The Bulli Town Band early last century. Picture: Supplied By MICK ROBERTS © Eighty-five-year-old Doug Davies (in 2005) with the cornet he used in the 1933 Corrimal Town Band. Picture: Mick Roberts AS A young man, during the 1930s, Doug Davies would don his uniform, polish his shoes, and tuck…

$1m offered for information on Cheryl Grimmer’s abduction from Fairy Meadow Beach in 1970

ON the 50th anniversary of the disappearance of toddler, Cheryl Grimmer, from Fairy Meadow Beach, the NSW Government has increased a reward to $1 million for information into her abduction and suspected murder. Cheryl Gene Grimmer, then aged three, was kidnapped outside the change sheds at Fairy Meadow Beach on Monday January 12 1970, where … Continue reading

Free green waste drop-off at ‘Burgh, Scarborough and Corrimal this weekend

WHILE the Illlawarra area has been spared of bushfires this summer, the threat remains real, and authorities advise now is a good time to clear your property of fallen leaves, twigs and debris ahead of Friday’s soaring temperatures. To assist residents with cleaning their properties of bushfire fuel, Wollongong City Council is providing free green … Continue reading

Take a dip in Corrimal Memorial Pool on Thursday and Friday for free

TO compensate Bellambi pool swimmers, Wollongong City Council will waive entry fees to Corrimal Olympic Memorial Pool on Thursday and Friday (December 19 and 20). A Council spokesperson said Corrimal and Dapto pools will be open for free as an early Christmas present to swimmers and to provide two extra pools to choose from while … Continue reading

Looking Back history feature: Turf problems delayed roll-up at Corrimal

Originally posted on Looking Back:
Corrimal Bowling Club members played against Woonona in their first inter-club match at Corrimal in 1907. The bowlers are pictured on the green in front of the club house, with the tennis courts to the rear. Third from left is pictured Woonona president John Kirton and inset is Corrimal’s first…

Braille sign helps disabled children navigate Corrimal playground

A NEW braille sign to help children and carers who are blind or have low vision has been installed at a Corrimal playground. Luke’s Place, located in Corrimal Memorial Park, now includes a braille map of the internal space and equipment for carers and children. The signage provides opportunities for all children to interact with … Continue reading

Heritage protection extended for Corrimal coke works site

AN Interim Heritage Order over the Corrimal Coke Works site has been extended for an additional six months. Council placed the Interim Heritage Order on the site in May after a Complying Development Certificate was issued by a private certifier to the site’s developer. The Certificate allowed for the demolition of the majority of structures … Continue reading

Corrimal Public School helps launch this weekend’s Garage Sale Trail

WITH more than 60 sites on offer around the city, Wollongong’s Garage Sale Trail promises to offer plenty of surprises and a great opportunity to uncover a pre-loved treasure. This year’s Garage Sale Trail, over this weekend (October 19 and 20), will be among the biggest since its inception in 2010. Organisers predict more than … Continue reading

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