The fate of Collingwood’s Factories by Karen Cummings | 8 Jul, 2017 | 8 comments This item now has its own page on our website. Look under Resources, then choose Factories. 8 Comments Victor Brokas on May 10, 2017 at 8:54 pm Trying to find out whether Lou Richards grew up in and/or around Charles St. Abbottsford. Thanks. Reply Karen Cummings on September 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm Lou Richards lived in Park Street Abbotsford. See his Notables entry for details and photos: http://collingwoodhs.org.au/resources/notable-people-2/collingwood-notables-database/entry/333/ Reply Mary Boddy on May 27, 2017 at 8:22 pm Would any of your local history experts be able to tell me if/what sort of factory was previously at the corner of Ramsden and Grant Streets, Clifton Hill? The site is now occupied by townhouses, dating by their looks from the 1980s…. Thank you Reply Mary Boddy on May 27, 2017 at 8:24 pm sorry – I meant Ramsden, not Ramadan street, in the previous question Reply Karen Cummings on June 18, 2017 at 1:42 pm There was a grocer’s shop on that corner, number 16 Ramsden Street, with adjoining house number 14. There was a large saw mill and timber yard (Brewer’s) in Grant Street between Ramsden and Spensley Street. By the 1940s there was a plaster manufacturer and a skating rink on the west side. On our website under “Participate” – Walks and Talks is the text from our Clifton Hill Walk which describes the area. Sands and McDougall directories, and MMBW detail plans, are a good source of information on earlier buildings. See under “Where to Start” in the Resources section of this website. Reply Peter Young on September 9, 2017 at 11:09 pm Lived in CH from 1946 until 1957 , only homes and shops on those corners. Reply Michael Arrowsmith on June 12, 2017 at 11:08 pm To my knowledge there was no factory on the corner. I was born in ramsden st and that site was 2 milkbars. You may be referring tho, to the lge factory in grant st. It was JJ Millers printing in my day and i actually worked there from 77 to 82. It’s previous incarnations were that of woodmill, theatre and skating rink from what i learned as a child. Reply Michael Arrowsmith on June 12, 2017 at 11:12 pm Sry i posted some info instead of replying as I’m doing now. Its where u asked your question. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.