Top Deck Cafe our Business of the Month is your local online business directory and to start the year our February business of the month is Top Deck Café. Top deck Café locally known as ‘Top Deck’, is a popular place to dine in Walpole. Dale Jardine has been Top Deck’s owner-operator for the past eight years.… Continue reading

Our Swedish connection

Adapted from a contribution by Julie Benson to the August 19, 2015 edition of the Walpole Weekly: This week I had the pleasure of meeting a Swedish relative of the Benson family. Carl (Charles) Albert Benson was a pioneer of Walpole & Districts after starting life in Gothenburg with his… Continue reading

Lest we forget those who served

As far as the Walpole, Nornalup & Districts Historical Society can gather, around 126 Walpole & Districts men and women have served Australia and her allies in war and peacekeeping missions since 1914, including 35 who served in World War I and 87 in World War II — extraordinary numbers… Continue reading

Dorothy “Dot” Gunson

Dorothy “Dot” Gunson (nee Slater) was born in New South Wales in 1926. She was one of ten children. She met Lionel Gunson when he went to NSW after WWII and married him in 1949. The Gunsons moved to Western Australia, Lionel joined the Forestry Department, and they came to… Continue reading