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Ruth Cotton
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Danilo's Restaurant and the secret of success
‘The
secret of success,’ Danny Franco told his three sons, ‘is to always be the
first.’ A pioneer of Newcastle catering and
hospitality, restaurateur Danilo (Danny) and his wife Onorina (Nori) founded
the stylish Hamilton restaurant Danilo’s. When he was sp...

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Danilo's Restaurant and the secret of success
‘The
secret of success,’ Danny Franco told his three sons, ‘is to always be the
first.’ A pioneer of Newcastle catering and
hospitality, restaurateur Danilo (Danny) and his wife Onorina (Nori) founded
the stylish Hamilton restaurant Danilo’s. When he was sp...

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'More Hidden Hamilton - further stories of people, place and community'
My personal quest to understand
Hamilton began in 2013 when we moved here to live. I shared my discoveries
through my Hidden Hamilton blog and Facebook page. After the publication of my book ‘ Hidden Hamilton’ , based on the first
year of my blog, I thought...

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It's time to press 'pause'...
It’s time to press the ‘pause’ button for the Hidden Hamilton
blog. In just over two and a half years, 69 stories have been written
and posted here, along with hundreds of posts on the Hidden Hamilton Facebook
page. A book, ‘Hidden Hamilton – Uncovering sto...

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A community finds its place - the Lettesi story
‘Why did
we leave? Why wouldn’t we leave? We had lost everything.’ In the Hamilton home of Tony (Antonio) and Pina
D’Accione, I am listening to Ralph (Raffaele) Della Grotta with his wife Maria
tell of their experiences as a member of the Lettesi community ...

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A discovery place - Hamilton Public School
My first impression was of some kind
of a discovery garden - but it is a public primary school. Buildings are plain
and functional and there is plenty of paving, but what catches my eye are the
creative touches everywhere. A huge funky chair balances high a...

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A discovery place - Hamilton Public School
My first impression was of some kind
of a discovery garden - but it is a public primary school. Buildings are plain
and functional and there is plenty of paving, but what catches my eye are the
creative touches everywhere. A huge funky chair balances high a...

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Search for the station master's house
Since I first discovered the trove
of online digital images available through Newcastle’s cultural collections [1] I have been fascinated by the photograph of the Hamilton station master’s
house. Damaged and discoloured with age, the cottage with three peop...

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Deitz Hardware - a Hamilton fixture
Guest blogger Sandra Hargreaves Sandra Hargreaves is a Novocastrian
who lives and works in London. She is the granddaughter of Charlie Reilly Deitz,
who began working in the hardware store at 88 Beaumont Street, Hamilton [1] after
World War 1. Reilly (as he...

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Deitz Hardware - a Hamilton fixture
Guest blogger Sandra Hargreaves Sandra Hargreaves is a Novocastrian
who lives and works in London. She is the granddaughter of Charlie Reilly Deitz,
who began working in the hardware store at 88 Beaumont Street, Hamilton [1] after
World War 1. Reilly (as he...
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