Life Stories

The Interesting Life of Hilda Fletcher

By Talitha Organ-Fletcher

Part 1 – Growing Up

January 29 1921, Edwin and Emelia Phillips welcomed another baby girl in their family but at the time, no one had any idea of the extraordinary life that she would go on to lead. She would travel the world, join the army, emigrate halfway across the globe and survive a direct bombing by German forces in the second world war. At 97, Hilda May Fletcher, has seen and experienced enough love, loss and adventure for two lifetimes but finds herself with a wonderful legacy and one incredible life story. Read more »

A Nurse’s Tale

By Isabella Neal

Balmain, Sydney. 1975. A young, dedicated woman by the name of Katrina Singh, pins on her nurses’ cap and walks down the corridors of Balmain Hospital to begin her shift. Read more »

Talking with Bill Underwood and Alan Ross

Bill Underwood and Alan Ross met as bubs and are still best friends today with other sixty years of antics they have quite a few yarns to share! Read more »

Chatting with Allan and Dorothy Johns

Allan and Dorothy Johns first bonded together as locals on the Mechanics Hall dance floor. Both share a love of ballroom dancing and were never far apart even as children. Read more »

Chatting with retired district nurse Marita Lukies

Our founder Bev chats to Marita Lukies who is a retired community health care nurse.  Read more »

Chatting with William Buckland

William Buckland is the real estate king with a passion for the sea flowing through his veins he chats about family in Frankston and holidays as a child. Despite his many achievements there will always be a soft spot for the town full of history and of course beach side culture. Read more »

Chatting with Lorraine and Ken Holt

Ken and Lorraine Holt are eager to stories that will make you laugh, cry and have a gander for more! Read more »

Chatting with Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett is in love with a town full of fresh air, the sea and a great atmosphere. Since he was a child Michael has been visiting Frankston on the way to holidays at Rosebud. Read more »

Chatting with David Jensz

David Jensz remembers fondly the days when he was the youngest teacher at Frankston High School in the 1960s. With a big smile David recalls Frankston High School as being a very wonderful place to teach chemistry, math and science. Read more »

Flying the flag for Australia at the Generations United Conference in the United States

Founder of Celebrate Living History Bev Wilkinson speaking at the 2017 Global Intergenerational Conference in Milwaukee WI June 13-16 2017. Read more »