The day the Silver Ball went up

by | Oct 11, 2015 | Blog, Oral History

The day the Silver Ball went up! (Fletcher Jones) Features a couple of colour photos taken on the day by Marg Eagles and also a few beautiful black and white’s from Arnold McKay’s collection that he took on the day. As told by Marg Eagles.

This photo story was created for the Fletcher Jones: Stories from our Community project.

I have been engaged by the Save the Silver Ball and Fletcher Jones Gardens Committee to create a series of digital stories and short documentaries that document some of the amazing stories from the Fletcher Jones factory days. The project named Fletcher Jones: Stories from our Community project is an effort to collect the best of the many community stories and memories around the Fletcher Jones factory, Pleasant Hill gardens and silver ball water tower.

The digital stories and other stories collected by the FJ’s committee will be part of an online/offline exhibition. Ideas for the stories so far include an online archive, a book, and an exhibition, and plans to create photographic panels on the side of the Fletcher Jones factory.

More stories:

Joan and the FJ’s Garden

Memories of Fletcher Jones Gardens