Memories of Hoffman’s Mill shared
The old townsite of Hoffman’s Mill came alive on November 1 as past residents and families came from far and wide to celebrate the annual reunion.
After the closure of the mill, former mill manager Morrie Southcombe started a Hoffman reunion, held on the first weekend of November each year.
“On the first year of the reunion, about 30 past residents and families joined together,” Mr Southcombe’s daughter Esmae said.
“This year saw more than 100 people share lots of fun, laughter and memories. It was absolutely wonderful to see.”
The group also installed a commemorative bench at the weekend, which has been placed in the barbecue area.
“We had raised some money from our 50-year anniversary, where we installed a plaque at the mill, and from that we had some money left over, so we decided to install a memory seat,” Esmae said.
“It was great to see the fit fellows (young and old) pitch in to install the seat. As the weekend came to a close, we were already talking about next year’s event and how much we are looking forward to it.”
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