HHT Christmas party 2014

christmas bellsThe venue for this year’s Christmas Party is special. It is a house that has risen from the ashes of an infamous deliberately lit fire in the kitchen of what was then a restaurant. It has been wonderfully restored by the owners, Peter and Bridget Hawthorne, and is now their home. The National Trust honoured their work this year with a Built Heritage Award that includes the following commendation:

This project involved total reconstruction of a house on the edge of destruction showing an extraordinary amount of passion and commitment by its owners who clearly love it.


Hawthorne houseWhen: Thursday November 27, 2014 at 6.30 pm

Where: Bridget and Peter Hawthorne’s house at 5 Alexandra Street

Cost: $50 per person

RSVP: Maureen Flowers:  maureenf@fairfaxbm.com

Post your cheque to:  The Secretary, Hunters Hill Trust, PO Box 85 Hunters Hill 2110

or Direct deposit (with your name)  HHT Westpac Gladesville, BSB 032 185  Account No 500410

Hawthorne house

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  1. Posted November 5, 2014 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely venue for the Christmas Party.
    I wondered if a more appropriate award for this beautiful work, might have been a Master Builders Association Award.
    Having learnt so much from Bridget’s father Tony Ryan during the four years I was on the Conservation Advisory a Panel, I cannot remember ever a discussion about frameless glass window treatments with exposed steel beams on the street frontages of ” Ye Old Hunters Hill”

  2. Posted November 28, 2014 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    The extraordinary community spirit of Hunters Hill, as shown in the huge success of the ” Feast” last weekend in a closed off section of Gladesville Road, as part of the Main Street Committee efforts….
    led me to search for photos at Hunters Hill Historical Society Museum, of one of our ORIGINAL MAINSTREETS…
    ALEXANDRA STREET and the spine road down the peninsula.
    How wonderful if this Mainstreet Character could be reinvigorated in Alexandra Street, regardless of use.

    The 2 post office buildings, the town hall, the primary school, the old church, Garibaldis, Cuneos, Finns Pharmacy, and of course Needhams General Store with awning signage as shown in an early HHHS photo available to the public.

    A trust award for streetscape restoration, according to the adopted Burra Charter

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