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Tuesday August 20th

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Sidney Colin Diffey (known as Col).
LT. Sidney Colin Diffey, Military Cross.

An article describing Springhurst resident Sidney Colin Diffey (known as Col) and his Military Cross Award and citation, whilst with the 2/8th AIF WW2. Although he was awarded the MC in 1941 it wasn’t delivered until 1944 when his wife, WAAAF CPL, Georgina Diffey (née Woodward) was presented it on behalf of her husband at RAAF Headquarters South Yarra. Col was known to many throughout the district and was involved in lengthy civic duty with Council. He was also instrumental in getting the Rutherglen Visitor Information Centre set up initially though his hard work and lobbying. There is a remembrance memorial stone dedicated to Col in the garden of the Rutherglen VIC. Col’s parents were Sidney Percy and Jessie (née Sanderson).
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Sunday August 18th

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Saturday August 10th

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We have had a call out for information from someone researching the Cobb & Co routes around the district and she has made enquiry of a lady in the district who used to drive one of the coaches by the name of Waldron. I am making a guess that it could be a relation Thomas & Ann Waldron (14 children) . Thomas was the licensee of the Star Hotel from 1891 and ran the Star Stables leasing coaches and horses. Does anyone have any contacts or memories? ... See MoreSee Less

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Rutherglen Historical Town Guided Tour

Every Saturday (weather permitting) at 9.15am leaving from the Rutherglen Wine Experience a member of the Society will be conducting a guided tour of some of the fascinating buildings and places of significance in the centre of Rutherglen

Rutherglen Main Street

Main Street Rutherglen Circa 1864

The tour will take about 60 to 90 minutes and includes a Historical Walking Tour booklet and a free bottle of water.

Bookings essential, before 4:30pm the day prior to the tour at the Rutherglen Wine Experince (Information Centre)