People Files

Samuel Pond SimmondsFrom A – Z our People Files are crammed full of information on some of the characters and families that helped build Brighton from its early beginnings to the present day. Many a famous name can be found lurking in a manila folder in our cabinet drawers.

Our People Files are growing as more and more people bring us information and documents they find - often when they are cleaning out the family home or putting their affairs in order. We welcome all local information as it often enables us to start a new family file or add to a current one. Don’t throw it away – bring it to us.

Every week our volunteers read the local newspapers and cut out and save any newsworthy items about local residents in our continuing effort to maintain and update the People Files.

Our People Files are currently being catalogued and many of them are already on the Victoria Local History Database.