fire truck

Fire and Water

There was a time when Beaudesert folk fought fires with buckets of water. Back yard tanks were used from which to throw water on the flames. It was such a bucket brigade that saved Dr. Beet’s cottage in Albert Street from destruction in 1912.  By the time a little tea […]

Burgess family home.

History: Stories from the Burgess Family

Part 1 of 2 Thomas Chesworth Burgess was born in 1835 at Lymm, Cheshire, England; he married Jane Gilbert on 14 January 1865 in the Parish of West Derby, Lancaster.   In an 1861 census the family is recorded as Inn Keepers.   Thomas and his brother Henry received an […]