Jan 292024

On 29th January, our Gentle Walking Group combined their usual walk with some local history. Jim Connor, of the Eltham District Historical Society, has highlighted some of Eltham’s historical points of interest on earlier walks so this time they continued on from where their last walk finished by taking a quick look at the buildings around lower Dalton Street. The little cobbler’s shop that sits on Main Road has intrigued many over the years but few of the group even realised that there are two residences tucked in behind with links to the local Skipper family. Indeed the current resident of White Cloud cottage popped out to say hello (or maybe to make sure that the group wasn’t casing the joint). He (Adam) also had a few wry insights into his family history which added to the morning’s charm.