This site is a read-only archive of the Blooming History website that was available on the domain in the spring and summer of 2018/19.

Blooming History is an initiative of the Lambton Residents Group in Spring 2018 to celebrate 150 years of retail history in Elder Street, Lambton, NSW. A project launch was held in Lambton Park on Saturday 8 September 2018.

Historical photographs of the retail strip are being displayed in various shops along Elder Street. A brochure to accompany the displays, can be obtained from the shops in Elder St, from Lambton or New Lambton libraries, from the Newcastle Family Historical Society in the Lambton Mechanics’ Institute building, or downloaded from this website.

Click on the numbered items in the map below for further information, or view a list of all the pages on this site.

Box residence Box's Butchery G Bell and Sons Simpson's Shoes Payne's Butchery Gold Miners' Home Hotel Hutton’s Printing and Paper Company George Smith’s Commercial Hotel Rose and Shamrock Inn W Baker and Sons Welsh Baptist Church T Jones and Co Stone Terraces Northumberland Hotel