Looking for the Ledgers

A handful of bright red cast iron letterboxes can still be found in Perth bearing the name J & E Ledger. A descendant has researched the family that established the foundry and tracked down remaining pillar boxes. But why is the talk in East Perth Cemeteries? Come and find out the connection.

Hear about a descendant’s search to compile the history of the J & E Ledger Foundry and find the last remaining cast iron letter boxes they produced. East Perth Cemeteries is the venue for this illustrated talk by Sue Hobson (nee Ledger) because of a once-shameful family secret.

Why won’t you find a headstone in the cemeteries under the surname Ledger? Discover the secret and reminisce about those bright red pillar boxes that once graced every street in Perth.

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St Bartholomew's, East Perth Cemeteries, Bronte St, East Perth


Entry fees:
By donation
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