Raymond Herbert Wescott

This photograph is of a young Raymond Wescott, of the Collingwood State School, sporting a magnificent Bryant & May Crown Safety Matches costume. Taken on Aug 29, 1925. If you are related to the young lad, this photo is for you. Please use the following link to the State Library of Victoria to download a full size scan. Warning, it’s a very large file. Click here (Tif, 3090 x 5197, 45.9m).

Acknowledgement: State Library of Victoria.
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1913,30086,M,Westcott,Herbert Raymond,Frederick Herbert,Ridley Annie,Collingwood,
1939,04609,,Wescott,Rmond Herbert,Aumont,Mary Isabella,,
1976,00085,,Wescott,Raymond Herbert,Herbert,Ridley Annie,Mord,63,

Date of Death: 1 Dec 1975 (Probate – PROV).
Date of Service: 3 Dec 1975.
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery; Cassia, Wall ZO, Niche 467.

Newham Zion Baptist Chapel

zbchapel1The life of the Zion Baptist Chapel at Newham (behind Hanging Rock) began in 1869 when it was built. One of it’s most prominent founders and supporters was Eli Jones (1841-1916). A Reverend in its early days was Rev. Samuel Ward (1813-1885). Services were fortnightly. Its last services were held in 1940 (thanks to Woodend and District Heritage Society for that date).

Unfortunately, these days it’s fenced off on private property. Here’s a photo of my dad and my maternal grandfather standing in the doorway of the Chapel in 1967. The other photos I took recently on a road trip with my three sons.