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Monday, January 30, 2012

Royal Hotel South Grafton


The Royal Hotel on Ryan St, South Grafton has been around since 1870. In the early 1920's my great-grandfather James Zadock Bellamy was the publican.
This is a post for a blogger correspondent, Joan Elizabeth, in the Blue Mountains who has a page devoted to Royal Hotels in Australia. Click here for her blog.

This is my contribution to the Mellow Yellow Monday meme.
This is my contribution to the Blue Monday meme.

19 comments:

  1. Great shot! I remember having a few meals there when we lived in South Grafton back in 1988-9

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  2. Thanks Mark! I will get it up on the blog this evening. This is the first Royal Hotel that anyone has had a family connection with so very exciting.

    I love those big old verandahs. I wonder if this one had an iron lace verandah in the past rather than the solid one that is in place now.

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  3. Before I read your text I was thinking that Joan would like this. Has the verandah always been closed in or was it once more open.

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  4. Wow! Your grandfather sure had a Mills & Boon-man name!! And there's such a neverending stream of Royals - I'm sure Joan E will NEVER run out!!

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  5. beautiful hotel :-) Thank you for sharing. Visiting from MYM, hope that you can return the visit too.

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  6. Love the color combo!

    Hope you can take a peek at my entry also, thanks in advance.

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  7. It does look a little odd with the closed veranda. Surely it would have had balustrades in the past.

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  8. A very interesting style for a hotel! Perhaps the closed in area is for an element of privacy being near a road that could be busy? Although it does look rather quiet in the photo!

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  9. Many have asked about the verandah and I do have an old picture that shows it did indeed have iron lace. In the 1950's many hotel verandahs were enclosed with fibro to make more interior space, often for the proprietor and family(if you look at the far left of the verandah you can see an example of this), at the same time iron lace was removed for solid verandahs which I suspect were then used as signage for various brands.
    One of my favourite memories of this hotel was a large spray painted notice on a since removed tin fence that advertised a band, 'Country Rebels Play Here Tonight', I think it was there for about 20 years!

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  10. That's really a heritage. It looks well maintained.

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  11. Interesting. Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Mark.

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  12. Looks interesting- thank's for sharing..

    Visiting for BM! Hope you can stop by:)

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  13. I'm back again:)

    Visiting for MYM! Hope you can stop by:)

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  14. I'll have a pot of gold please.

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  15. Beautiful capture!

    Visiting late from Blue Monday, my entry is HERE, have a great week!

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  16. what a nice place to relax :-) Visiting from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

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  17. India is developing & making its progressive stats felt at different World summits. Normally, influx of visitors to India would rise high. That’s is where the need of 5 star hotels in India needs more strength owing to architectural and infrastructural impression on the world. Thankfully we have some of the finest hotels in India which are at par with global hospitality standards.

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