From Errol’s era in Hobart

22 Mar

This Youtube video is dated 1913 to 1930 and really shows what Hobart was like when Errol was a boy. Who knows if in the background of this footage there wanders the young scalawag ‘Errol’ himself, or his Mom and Dad? – thanks to Chris Driscoll!

— David DeWitt


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  1. Inga

    March 22, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Indeed, who knows! Great find! Let’s take our glasses and have a look!

  2. Volker

    March 22, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Fantastic !
    I think I spotted Errol on the carousel. …just kidding
    At around 1.29min you see one of the old piers in the background. I can’t name it right now, but it’s still there. Steve might come up with the name.

  3. Tina

    March 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Hi David;
    I just found this wonderful video from Chris Driscoll, what a gem! It sure looks like that people had great fun that day of the regatta! Errol was 4 years old and maybe his parents took him to the midway activities? Quite possible!
    Thanks for posting!

  4. MzSuzie49

    March 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Amazing foortge… !I just let my imagination run wild.. I think of Errol’s love of the water and ships, and I can picture him there among the crowd.. Thanks David, and of course Chris!!

  5. Mary Ann

    March 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    That is interesting to see and wondering if was there in the background.