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The Family of
 
BERT & ALICE BEARD

Last updated 2010

 

HELEN & WILLIAM HEWISON

William worked as an office clerk at Barton's Mill.

In 1915 they purchased the Pickering Brook Store from the Lindley family.

Mrs. Hewison traveled to Perth monthly to pay her suppliers bills.

They had four children. Robert, Alice (Beard), Doris (Catchpole, Gray), Florence (Owen).

HELEN & WILLIAM HEWISON

HEWISON'S FORD MODEL "T" DELIVERY TRUCK

 

The Hewisons purchased a Ford Model "T" Truck to do the deliveries from the store.

Prior to this the delivery round was done by horse and sulky, three times a week.

BEARD"S DELIVERY TRUCK

 

Alice Hewison's parents offered her the store when they became too ill to continue.  Alice and Bert Beard ran the store from 1943 to 1959.

Alice Beard, the year was 1928

 

Taken near the Pickering Brook Station.
 Note the train in the background.

 

 

Malcolm on horseback taken at the shop
 in Pickering Brook, age 14 months

Malcolm around two years of age

 

An angelic Malcolm Beard

 

Alice with two of her children.
This photo was taken at the entrance
to the old Pickering Brook Club.

 

BEARD'S PICKERING BROOK STORE & POST OFFICE

The 16th Battalion Cameron Highland Pipe Band performing in front of Beard's Store in 1958 during the Annual Carnival Celebration.

 

ABOVE IS A DIAGRAM OF THE BEARD'S DELIVERY ROUND IN THE PICKERING BROOK AREA

 

LYN WITH HER BROTHER NOEL AND THEIR DOG "LASSIE"

BERT AND LYN ON THE DELIVERY ROUND  c1945

 

Bert Beard often took his daughter Lyn (now Poletti) on the delivery round with him. Halfway round they stopped for lunch at Aunty Anne Weston's house.  c1945

Loving sisters, Lynette and Jennifer

 

Twins Pamela and Jennifer

Pamela Beard

Jennifer Beard

     
     
     

Lynette with her sisters Pamela and Jenny
at the local watering hole at the back of the
old club bushland area.

Lynette aged about 14 years with her
sisters age about 9.

 

The Bendall Family purchased the store from the Beard's and ran the business
 until it was sold to George Spriggs. A fire destroyed the shop in 1970 and a
 new shopping centre was built across the road.

 

Bert and Alice were always active in the community.

With their family business, interactive with the community
from the General Store and on their deliveries.

Involved in the Sports Club and in the local dances
held at the Carilla Hall.

Alice with her sons Noel and Malcolm

Noel with his wife and children   

 

 Alice Beard with her daughters, Lynette, Pamela and Jenny.

 

PHOTO TAKEN UNDER THE RED GUM TREE AT THE UNVEILING OF THE PLAQUE TO COMMEMORATE WHERE THE CLUB WAS FIRST THOUGHT OF.

Left - Right  Front Row: Mollie Weston, Bunny Cunnold, Mavis Godbold, Alice Beard, Frank Giddings
 Left - Right  Back Row:  
Ted Davey, Derek Godbold, Ron Gilchrist, Alan Fernie, Jim Akerman.

 

Alice Beard celebrating her Birthday aged 90   

 

Above a loving photo of Alice's parents.

 

This is Alice's hand written note on the back of the photo.

 

Jennifer and Alice Beard with Lynette Poletti (nee Beard) and Malcolm Beard

 

 

 

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