19 Tanjil Crescent

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House Number: 
19
Street Name: 
Tanjil Crescent
Plan number: 
101
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Lawrence 19 Tanjil Crescent

Robert (dad) was the deputy head at Yallourn State School and Dorothy (mum) was a maths teacher at Yallourn High School. She ultimately became deputy head at Oakleigh HS and played the lead female role in a number of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas played by YHS to raise money for the school. John went to YPS from 1952-56 and David went there from 1948 (he started when he was 4) until 1953 - he was taught in Grade 6 by his father, Robert. He then went to YHS until 1956 and was taught mathematics by his mother, Dorothy. Bronwyn went to YPS from 1955-56.
Downhill to school, uphill home. Icecreams were threepence and you could get 8 bullets for a penny!

Nearby Neighbours: Wingrave opposite, Norden.

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Ghost Town

Ghost Town is a song is on my album Stories Through Time.

Written about the town where i was born. Yallourn.

I am coming down to film a video clip from the song on May 17 and if there is anyone who would like to share their memories of Yallourn that would be awesome. Id also love to get in touch with whoever owns the footage that Bill and Dot Burns took in the 70's of the town as it has so many of the landmarks i mention in the song. I'd love to incorporate that footage in the clip if possible.

Ghost Town – Billy Bridge 1999
V1:
Look at this place he said as he smiled and shook his head
A young town in an old towns face but it may as well be dead
They built the town ‘cause the work was here now they’ve sold it all away
They don’t understand the sweat and tears, shed along the way.
It’s a ghost town now, oo ooo it’s a ghost town now

V2:
They came along in happier times the old theatre was alive
Sunday morning the church bells chimed, helped us all survive
That was so many years ago, now they’ve sold it all away
In here spirits flowed, now I don’t know why I stay
It’s a ghost town now, oo ooo it’s a ghost town now

M8:
Come along site down and drink it’s not often I can share
The story of our beautiful town so I’ll tell you what was there
Full of life and love it was but they don’t know how it hurts
When they strip it from the boardroom table, in their pressed white shirts
It’s a ghost town now, oo ooo it’s a ghost town now

V3:
You know its not all bad that they’ve taken it away
So many people, made it what it was today
Think ill head off to the sun, sit at the beach and stare
‘cause I know these decisions wont make a difference there
It’s a ghost town now, oo ooo it’s a ghost town now
It’s a ghost town now
It’s a ghost town now

19 Tanjil Crescent
Ghost Town - Billy Bridge from the Album "Stories Through Time" 2015

I wrote this song back in 1999 thinking about the effect on Yallourn of everyone moving and how i cant really take my Children back now to show them where i was born.

http://www.billybridge.com

The song is available here https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/stories-through-time/id1053010407

Ghost Town – Billy Bridge 1999

V1:
Look at this place he said as he smiled and shook his head
A young town in an old towns face but it may as well be dead
They built the town ‘cause the work was here now they’ve sold it all away
They don’t understand the sweat and tears, shed along the way.
It’s a ghost town now, oo ooo it’s a ghost town now

V2:
They came along in happier times the old theatre was alive
Sunday morning the church bells chimed, helped us all survive
That was so many years ago, now they’ve sold it all away
In here spirits flowed, now I don’t know why I stay
It’s a ghost town now, oo ooo it’s a ghost town now

M8:
Come along site down and drink it’s not often I can share
The story of our beautiful town so I’ll tell you what was there
Full of life and love it was but they don’t know how it hurts
When they strip it from the boardroom table, in their pressed white shirts
It’s a ghost town now, oo ooo it’s a ghost town now

V3:
You know its not all bad that they’ve taken it away
So many people, made it what it was today
Think ill head off to the sun, sit at the beach and stare
‘cause I know these decisions wont make a difference there

It’s a ghost town now, oo ooo it’s a ghost town now
It’s a ghost town now, oo ooo it’s a ghost town now
It’s a ghost town now, oo ooo it’s a ghost town now
It’s a ghost town now, oo ooo it’s a ghost town now

19 Tanjil Crescent

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My family Robert George Evans, Dorothy Jean Evans, David Owen Evans, John Parry Evans and Bronwyn Evans arrived at 19 Tanjil Crescent in 1959 and left in 1956. My father was the deputy head master of Yallourn Primary school and my mother was a teacher at Yallourn High school.

My mother played the lead in the Pirates of Penzance, the Mikado and the Gondoliers directed by Val Pyers for the Yallourn High school players which I remeber were pretty schmick affairs!