Chippendale – Hops, Hovels and Homicide 29 October

Hops Hovels and Homicide: Chippendale Local History Walk (max 15)

Tuesday 29 October from 9:30

In its early days Chippendale was hardly the suburb of choice. The housing was cramped, the vermin entrenched, and the air foul with noisome fumes. As Robert Cooper’s 1840s distillery was faltering, the Tooth family’s brewery next door was flourishing, and in the nearby swamp ‘Pig Mary’ fossicked around for offal discarded by the slaughterhouses. But fortunes have changed, and today Chippendale has morphed into a popular residential precinct, with fertile soil and some of Sydney’s most beautiful buildings. Come and have a closer look at this long neglected industrial ugly duckling of inner Sydney.

Meet at Henry Deane Plaza 2 Lee St Railway Square at 9:30
: reasonable fitness, water bottle, weather protection, walking shoes.

Bookings essential and only from 9am sharp on Monday 14 October. First come, first served, but priority given to members who provide telephone number, membership number and expiry date.
Email bookings only: Beatrice Scheepers: 0402 969 004 (enquiries only)

Led by Beatrice Scheepers City and Inner West Region