Image: Stockwell’s Commercial Hotel, one of the many notable buildings in Byng Street.
Byng Street was once the main thoroughfare through Orange, with shops, a flour mill, hotels and other notable buildings.
It has two churches – St Joseph’s Catholic and Holy Trinity Anglican, Orange Court House stands on the corner of Byng Street and Lords Place, and the former Town Hall is located on the corner of Byng Street and Anson Street.
In the late 19th century wealthy Orange entrepreneur James Dalton Junior had a home built for himself at number 72, plus two for some of his children – numbers 60 (Galbally) and 66 (Emly) – built in Byng Street.
Orange and District Historical Society’s March meeting will be a walk along Byng Street between the Gladstone and Carrington hotels – from Hill Street to Lords Place.
It will take place on Sunday 19 March from 2pm to 4pm.
Conducting the walk will be Ross Maroney and Phil Stevenson, both of whom have a fund of knowledge about Orange’s history and notable landmarks.
They will take participants through the street’s fascinating history, telling the stories of the streetscape, notable buildings and the people associated with them.
A small donation of $5 will be charged for anyone who would like to join the group.
Please wear suitable walking shoes and a hat and bring bottled water.
For more information please contact Phil Stevenson on 0402 412 188 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org