Beryl Tolhurst

Beryl Tolhurst lived in Lilyvale, near Otford, from when she was born in 1936 until she married and moved to Towradgi in 1954.  Lilyvale village was made up of a few houses and had its own train station, which no longer exists.  Beryl shares insights into what life was like growing up in Lilyvale and the surrounding areas.

Listen to Beryl’s Interview

Beryl’s audio interview can be downloaded here.

Beryl’s interview transcript.


Lilyvale – Otford – Helensburgh – Otford Primary School – Lilyvale Station – Otford Station – Chinese Market Gardens – Dances – Lilyvale Waterhole – Railway Gangers – Lilyvale Kiosk

Beryl’s Photo Album