Newcastle Blues Festival 2008
24th to 26th October 2008
About the Festival Location
We recomend the Formula 1 Hotel
Located at Wallsend
for all your accomodation needs
The hotel is located only 10 minutes
from the venue and close to the
Sydney and North Coast Freeways
This year the festival will be based at
The Minmi Hotel, Minmi
156 Woodford St,
Ph (02) 4953 2915
The Minmi Hotel
Minmi Hotel in 1914
Minmi means "Place of the Giant Lillie"
In it's hey day Minmi had 9 pubs these included the
Bonnie Doon, Commercial, Royal, Hand of Friendship, Railway,
Northumberland, Miners arms and the Minmi Inn.
Several thousand people worked in the local mines and it had
3 Dance Halls, Fire Brigade, Ambulance, a Brass Band and
Railway to Hexham with four journeys on
Saturday and the Horse Drawn Trolley
on Sundays at 1/- (one shilling) return. There was 3 Butchers, a Jeweller and
Several Grocery Shops.
The local school had 10 Teachers and approximately 3430 students.
Minmi Hotel was built by Mr Clarke in 1861 and
the licensee was William Edward Daniel,
Michael & Mary Ellen Cane were the owners from 1913 -1924.
From the Hotel Car Park
(Local Bushland in the Background)
Looking towards Minmi from Newcastle
(Sugarloaf Mountain in the Background)
|Historic Train Tunnels
Located near by
Dew Boys Bushranger's Cave located in the hills behind Minmi
New Regional Park and Family Area,
Bar-B-Q and Kids Playground
Map of Local Minmi Area
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