Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Vince Keeps History Going in Greenmount

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Vince Keeps History Going in Greenmount

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Byline: Alyssa Kimlin travelled to Greenmount, Leyburn and Cambooya last week to find out what's happening.

VINCE Stenzel has seen a lot in his 97 years - two world wars, the great depression and Greenmount slowly become a ghost of its former self.

During its heyday the main street, Ramsay Street, was a hive of activity.

On the northern side of the street there was a National Australia Bank branch, a fruit shop, a baker, a butcher, a saddlery, the general store and a blacksmith and windmill repair store.

On the southern side there was a commission agent shop front, a hotel (which was renovated and re-opened earlier this year as the Greenmount Hotel), a cafe, the post office, the Greenmount Returned Soldiers Hall, the school and the police station.

The post office, the school, the hall and the hotel are the only ones left.

Mr Stenzel has been living on the Greenmount-Eton Vale Road since 1936, when he bought a dairy farm.

"It (the road) wasn't called the Greenmount-Eton Vale Road then, it was nicknamed 'the shortcut'," Mr Stenzel said. …

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