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Our street and house files are filled with information, photos and stories about Brighton houses and buildings - some still standing, some long gone - and the people who have lived in them.

We recognise that what happens now rapidly becomes history, particularly where property is concerned. For this reason, our volunteers work hard to keep street and house files up to date, calling on local real estate agents, collecting brochures for houses or land on the market and recording sale prices where possible. Detailed minutes from every Bayside Council meeting are also collected and information relevant to Brighton properties filed.

Heritage advisors, architects and family historians are often to be found at the BHS rooms, trawling through a street file in the hope it will help them with a plan, an appeal or an idea.

If you have any photos or information at home about where you or your family once lived in Brighton, please consider sharing them with us. These personal stories and memories are an important part of our shared local history.

St Ninian's, 10 Miller Street, home of George Ward Cole and family between the early 1840s and 1902.

Hemsley family at 29 Marriage Road.

Bay Street, 1968.

We acknowledge that we meet and work on the traditional land of the Ngaruk Willam of the Boon Wurrung language people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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