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The Heidelberg Historical Society Museum is opening on Sundays from Sunday 29th November

The Museum is opening on Sunday 29th November, Sunday 6th December, and Sunday 13th December 2020. It will be closed for the remainder of 2020, until February 2021.

With social distancing, we can only have 2 people and 1 volunteer in the Research Room and up to 4 people in the Exhibition space during each time slot between 2pm and 3:15pm and 3:30pm and 4:45pm.

Book your timeslot by email only at heidelberg.historical.society@gmail.com. This applies to our members as well as to the public.

Face masks are required to be worn inside the Museum. You will be required to leave your name and phone number as per Victorian Government regulation.

If you are not a member you can join by submitting the online application form which will be processed by our Secretary promptly.

23rd November 2020

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Clinton's Garage

Posted on Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 by Janine Rizzetti

from our Facebook page in conjunction with Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Cars parked at Clinton’s Garage, Burgundy Street, Heidelberg. Car on left owned by Mr. Janes, a photographer, of Ivanhoe. Mr W.E. Clinton sits in car on right, an American “Krit”. Car in doorway is an electric buggy with solid rubber wheels, owned by Professor Laver from Melbourne University.

Clinton’s Garage was located at 107-111 Burgundy Street, on the south side between Cape and Hawdon Street. It was a little further up the hill from where the bus stop is now, in the front of Burgundy Plaza. William Ernest Clinton, a bicycle and motorcycle mechanic, opened his garage in 1910 and it was located on the same site until the early 1960s. Mr Clinton was a Heidelberg councillor for many years, and was Mayor in 1940-1. When he died in 1958, his son Clyde took over the business.

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