The Ringwood Historical Society’s Heritage Weekend continued through to the Sunday with the launch of the Recollections of Ringwood East, a collection of thirty-five stories from past and present residents about their memories of living within Ringwood East.
The launch was a tremendous success with a large number of community members, as well as long-standing Ringwood East families, in attendance. Photographs of the early subdivisions and life in Ringwood East were also on display showing how the area has changed over time.
The launch of Recollections of Ringwood East followed Heathmont Recollections which was launched in 2006. The Ringwood Historical Society is now embarking on the Recollections of Ringwood North which will be launched in 2010.
The strength in the recollections series comes from the stories that have been told by residents, reinforcing that history is made by all members of our community. Local history reinforces a sense of community demonstrating the importance of recollecting our memories of the areas where we live and work.
I eagerly look forward to the launch of the Recollections of Ringwood North in 2010, as well as the detailed history of the Eastland site which will be launched next year.