Tonight’s Ringwood Historical Society included a presentation on the Connell family, a prominent sporting family that moved to Ringwood from Daylesford in the 1920s. Bill and Amy Connell had 12 children (eleven boys and one girl) and all but the oldest two children lived in Ringwood since the early 1920s. The family was heavily involved in the East Ringwood and Ringwood Football and Cricket Clubs and the six brothers all enlisted simultaneously for service at the onset of World War II.
Tonight’s meeting also included a number of slides depicting Ringwood’s history since the early 1920s, prominent features included the construction and the relocation of the Ringwood Clocktower, the building and continued expansions of Eastland and the former Ringwood Town Hall.
Ringwood is fortunate to have an active historical society to ensure the retention of Ringwood’s history.