Bonny Hills history is on exhibit at cafes and the surf club

Celebrating history: Kathy Regan views the collection at cafe Crave in Bonny Hills. It is hoped the collection will continue to expand as more people locate photos and recall special times.

Celebrating history: Kathy Regan views the collection at cafe Crave in Bonny Hills. It is hoped the collection will continue to expand as more people locate photos and recall special times.

The community is staying informed about the history of the Bonny Hills area through viewing a collection at a number of locations. 

In September 2018 people were invited to share stories of their past and to meet new people at the Back to Bonny’s event.

It was a weekend-long celebration of the community’s past, present and future.

Kathy Regan said the Bonny Hills Progress Association had an overwhelming response to the event, with many people submitting their photos and recounting their memories to be included in the historical display. 

As a continuation and to keep the celebration of the area's history alive, people can now view old photos and read recollections by attending the Wauchope Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club, the Fat Fish, Crave and the Garden Centre Café.

Photos have been compiled into a series of folders, each containing a different section. They are rotated monthly between the locations. 

The collection is the result of a combined effort to record the history of Bonny Hills, its families, community groups and surroundings.

Kathy said it's important to display photos and memories from residents old and new, who have a passion for the beautiful environment and friendly community.

Kathy has lived in the Camden Haven for nearly 40 years, after first moving when she was 22-years-old. 

Kathy said she enjoyed gathering the information for the collection, as it gave her the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new people who had moved to the area. 

Community members are invited to the Bonny Hills Progress Association AGM from 7pm on March 26 at the Bonny Hills hall. 

The display will be available to view at the meeting and people will get the opportunity to discuss the Bonny Hills Community Plan. 

Following the meeting the community is invited to partake in a light supper and enjoy the photo display. 

It is hoped the collection will continue to expand as more people locate photos and recall special times.

If you have additional photos and/or information you would like to include in the collection, please contact Kathy Regan on 0457930557 or kathyregan@bigpond.com

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