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Book launch: Up and Down Clyde Mountain

The Braidwood Museum hosted the book launch of “Up and Down Clyde Mountain” by Roslyn Maddrell on April 9th 2022. “Up and Down Clyde Mountain” is a history of the Kings Highway from Braidwood over the Clyde Mountain and down to Nelligen. The book published by Braidwood & District Historical Society, is 80 pages packed with magnificent historic photographs, maps, reminiscences, family history, newspaper extracts and historical explanations. It covers the history of the road pre-construction in 1850s to the road closures of 2021. One intriguing piece is an explanation of the names of places along the way that were used by the teamsters and changed over the years. Pooh Bear was a late comer. The Braidwood Community Bank assisted with printing and production costs. Local historian, Roslyn Maddrell , who turns 95 next month, has written many books on the history of the district. Ros turns 95 next month. Nick Fry from the Braidwood Community Bank said “She says it will be her last book, but we’ll wait and see.” Both Ros and President of the Braidwood Historical Society, Peter Smith, spoke how fortunate we are to have the Community Branches and thanked them for the support with this project.

Up & Down Clyde Mountain is available at Community Bank Braidwood. On Sale Now $25

Nick Fry from the Braidwood Community Bank, and John Stahel from the Braidwood Museum with historian Ros Maddrell at the Book launch