Henley Heydays

Marie Hagen talks about the vintage heydays of Henley Beach

“The heyday of Henley and Grange would have probably been from 1900 to 1920 when it was a very traditional seaside resort with promenade, a merry go round sideshows, trams running there as well as the train, lots of refreshment places, hire of deck chairs, people selling what they call beach trays, which were your made up sandwiches and something to nibble on the beach because you couldn’t bring everything down on the train if you’re coming from some of the outer Adelaide suburbs and lots of stalls for hot water because back then everybody had their cup of tea on the beach and they’d put up their Canvas awnings for the day and probably stay all day.”

Image credit: State Library of South Australia B 4388


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