BEVERLEY

Beverley is the next town encounted when heading south from Northam to Albany. Beverley is another small Wheatbelt town that has most essential services. Beverley is also another of those clean and well presented towns.  Heritage factors are clearly important in Heritage. A nice spot this is.

The town is believed to be named after Beverley in Yorkshire from where some of the earliest explorers of the Avon valley originated, including Colonial Surgeon Charles Simmons, an early landowner in the district.

It wasn't until the arrival of the Great Southern Railway in 1886 that the town started to grow, and with the completion of the railway in 1889 to Albany. At the end of WW1 the town had four hotels, four banks, two bakeries, two tailors, three tearooms, a jeweler and two hairdressers, amongst other businesses, and in 1938, a new town hall opened.

Beverley has two museums that are worth a good look over. Outside the Aviation Museum is the wheel from the ANA Airlines DC 4 crash of 1931. This is very interesting.

The Catholic Church is a centurion and the Anglican and United likewise look to be over 100 years old.

Both the Beverley Hotels are over 100 years old.

The Beverley War Memorial is within the central business area.

Beverley is a great small town and to get the best out the place an overnight is recommended.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course