Small towns have long memories. My first few years of schooling were at Wallerawang primary school. When we moved to Wallerawang in 2003 we soon got involved in local heritage issues, particularly the campaign to save St Johns, a beautiful and perfectly intact small gothic style church. It was the last church designed byEdmund Blacket.
When this photo of the group turned up on the front page of the local paper, the Lithgow Mercury (or Mockery, as it was known), I was told by the group leader Danny Whitty that he had been asked “Was that the same Ian Milliss who had been at Wallerawang Primary in 1955?” It was Mrs Sepping, one of my teachers at that time who still knew her pupils from half a century earlier.