Danny Whitty’s essay ‘The story of a Bull in the Hotel’ was judged the winning entry in the 2022 Yvonne Jenkins Memorial Award competition.
The competition is held annually by the Lithgow & District Family History Society. Prior to the formalities, Keith Painter gave an informative talk on James Padley titled from ‘Castlemaine to Lithgow – the long way round’.
James Padley was a well-respected member of the Lithgow Community, actively involved in the promotion of walking tracks in the Hassans Walls reserve. Padley Bros operated a second-hand furniture business in Main Street Lithgow in the early 1900s.