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Join us for our July discussion on the history of Northbridge as well as the construction and subsequent development of their suspension bridge.

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July guest speaker: Ron Besdansky

Ron grew up in Manly and became very interested in local history from an early age. He studied electronics and communications at university, and later moved into IT.

He has have lived in Northbridge for 12 years and was involved in preparing material for the centenary of the suburb in 2013. Ron conducts guided walks covering places of historic interest, as well as producing and presenting illustrated talks on local history and transport.

July topic: A brief History of the Suburb of Northbridge and its Famous Suspension Bridge

Ron's presentation about Northbridge covers the early history of land sales and the subsequent plans to construct a bridge and tramway to serve the new suburb.

In addition, he gives a detailed account of the construction and reconstruction of the famous Suspension Bridge and will talk about the development of the suburb of Northbridge following its first major land sales after the extension of the tramway system across the bridge in 1914.