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What is Daylesford World?

The Daylesford World blog’s raison d’être is this thing we call Daylesford. The blog is designed to cover items omitted from newspapers and comment on topics that can no longer be left under wraps. You have the right to know and the right to have your say.



1. David Hill - March 13, 2007

It’s a crying shame about the Rex, all in the name of progress I guess.
I grew up in D’ford, from 1946 ’til I left the town as a grown-up 17 year old to go to the “big smoke”. I can remember the first Vistavision film that came there, and Chips Rafferty talking from the stage at the front of the screen to us schoolchildren after the screening of the film “Jedda”. If I remember correctly, a young member of the community had a part in the film.
I also have fond memories of the Saturday matinees and later when I was allowed to go to the Saturday night showings with my older brothers who would buy me a ticket to the “stalls”, whilst they went upstairs to the “dress circle” with their girlfriends.
Harry Maddocks was the proprietor of the theatre then, and I can recall him unloading these large canisters of film from his car into the theatre which I think he had probably collected from the station.
Anyone want to know about the town in the 50’s & early 60″s let me know, and I’ll see if I can help.

2. John - July 22, 2007

I tried to save the rex with a heritage order but it failed because the owner is a member of the local council.

it ia a huge loos to the daylesford community

3. Annie and Alicia - October 28, 2009

My good friend and i have been visiting lake jubilee and camping in their grounds for over ten years. We have always been happy with the way the camp was run. There were many camping spots, and it had a carefree, yet safe environment. Last week my friend and i returned to Lake Jubilee to find it under new management. Under this management, we were told to remove ourselves from our usual camping spot because of “council regulations”. This has never been an issue in the past, and it was not explained to us why it is now. The manager said to us that he waits until holidayers set up their camp before he tells them that they are in an “unallocated” “council restricted” area. We come to Jubilee for a relaxed and carefree holiday, and not to be told where we can and cannot camp. This new attitude seems to be a push towards eradicating the local daylesford people and turning our beloved Jubilee into a coporate circus. We would like an explanation.

4. peter - November 21, 2013

daylesford and hepburn

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