Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lesley Clapperton chats about the little bits and pieces she loves about Frankston

Lesley chats about the old Frankston, bonfire nights and the cheeky little pranks she used to play as a teenager!
If you would like to participate in an exhibition showcasing the history of Frankston contact Bev on 0402926131 or email goldendaysimages@gmail.com

Lesley Clappert chats about the little bits and pieces she loves about Frankston from Bev on Vimeo.

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So when you think of Gold Coast….last thing on your mind is history!!!!

Sun,beach and HISTORY…..not quite the three things you think about when the Gold Coast is brought up, but I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across these celebrations of the past.

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So I bet the Frankston Chamber of Commerce weren’t expecting a speech quite like this….

Hi my name is Bev Wilkinson and I am the founder of Golden Days Images, which scans old photos to DVD and CD.

I don’t think I am your typical business owner; I am in the third month of the NEIS program, which enables unemployed people to build sustainable businesses.

I am currently organising an exhibition celebrating the history of Frankston locals and have realised from interviewing many seniors is there is a need to cherish their memories.

They have told me about first love, dances at the Mechanics Institute to the coal mine at Olivers Hill.

What I have realised is there needs to be a website celebrating this living history because maybe one day these people will pass but they would have provided an online legacy for their friends and family to see what it was like living in an community.

But to do this I need sponsorship, there is only so far my NEIS payment and hospitality work can do to get this project up and running.

I am asking businesses and in particular Frankston City Council to help get this project up and running.

If you are interested in collaborating with me or providing sponsorship please come and say G’day….

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Any excuse to wear my Golden Days Images t-shirt hanging out with my friend Frida.

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Best mates Alan & Bill share the secrets of Frankston…..

Interview with Alan Ross and Bill Underwood members of National Seniors Australia. They reveal the secrets of Frankston and even an encounter with Sir Donald Bradman! If you would like to participate in an exhibition showcasing the history of Frankston contact Bev on 0402926131 or email: goldendaysimages@gmail.com.

Best mates Alan and Bill share the secrets of Frankston from Bev on Vimeo.

Always great to get some positive feedback!

Hi Bev,

I have just watched the videos of Alan (my Dad) and Bill and Ken and Lorraine and they are great. Funny and interesting and I wish you all the best with your NEIS project and hope that you get some sponsors to help with the cost.

All the best and we’ll have a look at your blog again to see if you get any further stories.

Sharon McKinna (nee Ross)

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Ken & Lorraine Holt chat about relationships, school, perms and what makes them smile!

How cute are these two? Interview number four for the Celebrate the history of Frankston Exhibition. If you would like to share your photos and stories about growing up in Frankston contact Bev on 0402926131 or goldendaysimages@gmail.com

Lorraine & Ken Holt talk about growing up in Frankston from Bev on Vimeo.

Ken & Lorraine Holt

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Lorraine Holt

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Ooooh how exciting the word is spreading!!!!

Frankston City Library posted this blog about the exhibition I am organising:

Seeking living Frankston history

Bev Wilkinson of Golden Days Images is looking for residents within the Frankston area who would like to share their photographs and stories for an exhibition in August at B’Artiste.

Bev is seeking old images of the Frankston area and of those who lived here. She is also recording oral histories with residents who want to share their stories on life growing up in Frankston for a documentary. All participants will receive a free CD of their images.

If you are interested in taking part in this project, please contact Bev.

Here’s an example of an interview by Bev, with Dorothy Dempster.

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