Monday, 28 January 2013

CLYDE JONES RESERVE, THORNBURY

M. Clyde Jones was a Northcote Councillor from 1929/30 to 1951/2, and was Northcote Mayor in 1933/4. He stood for the Northcote council North Ward 1929 and lived at 10 Gooch Street, Thornbury, from around 1918. His father was a councillor in Tasmania representing Sheffield Borough, where he served for over 40 years. He was also President a number of times of that borough.

Clyde Jones worked in the Tasmanian Railways and, after moving to Victoria, later became a partner in the firm of Boyd & Jones, which he managed (ca 1929). He was President of the Federation of Retail Grocers Association of Australia and President of the United Retailers Council of Victoria. One of the founders of the Grocery Technical Class established at the Melbourne Technical School (RMIT). He was the President of the Parents' Committee of the 2nd Thornbury Boy Scout Troop. Clyde-Jones Reserve on the corner of Clyde & Victoria Streets, Thornbury, and Clyde Street are named in his honour.

The Reserve has wide paths around a well-equipped playground. There is a concrete surface in good condition with flat gradient throughout park. The surprise is the entrances tot he Reserve that feature low walls with some delightful bas-relief colourful murals. These look as though thy have been based on designs by children and are very appropriate for the playground.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme,
and also part of the Mellow Yellow meme,
and also part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme

















9 comments:

  1. What a place ~ fun ~ The murals are exquisite and love the creative look ~ Great shots!

    Carol of A Creative Harbor ^_^

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  2. It does indeed look like a fun place, Nick! The murals are terrific! Wonderful captures, as always! Hope your week is off to a great start!

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  3. What an interesting place. The mural entrance gates are just charming!

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  4. Love this entrance, very playful images! Thanks for sharing, Nick!

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  5. The kids will really relate to that design!

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  6. The tiles are not only colorful, they also have wonderful texture. A very cheerful and welcome entrance to this park. Thank, Nick, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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  7. It is great to see children's art in public places - especially playgrounds. Nice collection of images.

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  8. And thank you for sharing them on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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