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Glen Forrest

Originally named Amherst in 1902, then Smith's Mill the following year, the present name of Glen Forrest was adopted in 1915. It is a concatenation of the local glen plus Premier John Forrest's surname. A timber milling centre and settlement existed here by 1877, twenty five years before the townsite was declared. The suburb is on the southern side of the Great Eastern Highway and is between Darlington and Mahogany Creek. South of here is extensive bush


Glen Forrest - Shops on Great Eastern Highway

If you are driving along Great Eastern Highway, this is just about all you'll see of Glen Forrest - not very much. Turn left here however, and down the road there is a rather pretty locality. April 2012. Photos Ref: GLNF001


Glen Forrest - Uniting Church

Glen Forrest Uniting Church on McGlew Road. The Foundation Stone was laid by Mrs A. Schneider and Mrs B. Pittersen on 30th January 1905. April 2012. Photos Ref: GLNF002


Glen Forrest - Sports Club

Off McGlew Road is the Glen Forrest Sports Club. Adjacent to this building are sporting facilities such as tennis courts. April 2012. Photos Ref: GLNF003


Glen Forrest - Hall

The Glen Forrest hall. Construction commenced in 1958 and it was opened in 1960. April 2012. Photos Ref: GLNF004


Glen Forrest - Octagonal Hall

The Octagonal Hall is located next door to the Uniting Church on McGlew Road. This building is home to The Wildflower Society of W.A., Inc., Eastern Hills branch. April 2012. Photos Ref: GLNF005


Glen Forrest - Bungalow Gift Shop

Bungalow Gifts and Garden Shop on Railway Parade - a cute looking old shop in the centre of Glen Forrest . April 2012. Photos Ref: GLNF006


Glen Forrest - Caboose Kitchen Restaurant

In the main shopping area on Railway Parade is the Caboose Kitchen Restaurant. April 2012. Photos Ref: GLNF007


Glen Forrest - Gourmet Shop

In the Glen Forrest shopping area is the post office, Glen Forrest Gourmet and Hills Natural Health Centre. April 2012. Photos Ref: GLNF008


Glen Forrest - Telstra Exchange

This is a rather old Telstra telephone exchange building. Not sure whether it is still in use today. It's all securely fenced off so it probably is. April 2012. Photos Ref: GLNF009


Glen Forrest - Playground

Next to the railway easement is this playground with a rather apt theme. April 2012. Photos Ref: GLNF010


Glen Forrest - Old Railway Truck

Adjacent to the old railway line, is this small truck in the park, probably existing as a memorial of rail days gone by. April 2012. Photos Ref: GLNF011

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