Battery Point Street Sketches

The delightful sketches in this collection accompanied the regular St George’s Church newsletters of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Entitled ‘Street of the Week’, they were prepared by Alfred Reynolds, long time Rector of St George’s.

The sketches would appear each week on the church notices. Fortunately, an industrious parishioner saved the images and pasted them on brown paper. Community member Kathy Rundle purchased the sketches at a church fair several years ago and has kindly given us permission to include them on the website.

As a challenge, we invite community members to take a photograph from the position adopted by the artist and send it to us for inclusion beside the original In the slide show. It will be fascinating to observe how the streetscape has changed over time. Contact us by clicking here and we will let you know how to upload your photo.

Click on any of the images to see a larger version.

Click here or scroll to the bottom to see a restored version of one sketch comparing how it looks now with what it likely looked like when first drawn.