Forest Lodge History Walk with Max SollingMax Solling leading the Forest Lodge History Walk (Photo: V. Simpson-Young).

Attendees turned down the opportunity to stay inside the warm and dry Glebe Town Hall for a lecture, instead taking full advantage of a rare opportunity to experience a Max Solling History Walk.

Max lived up to his reputation as a walking encyclopaedia about Forest Lodge (and Glebe); and even long-time residents came away with not only new information, but also a new perspective on this fascinating part of our suburb.

Thanks to Brian Fuller (in blue shirt holding the black umbrella to the right of centre) for coordinating the walks program and to Bandula Gonsalkorale (top right corner in khaki raincoat and broad-brimmed hat) for agreeing to act as shepherd for the larger-than-expected crowd.

Max’s Forest Lodge Walk was so popular, we decided to run a repeat walk later in the Festival week.