Notes for William Frederick BANNEAR: William and Amy initially lived in the house and shop built by his father, Charles at 23 Burra Road. In the early 1900's William built a shop on the corner of Lot 9, 20 Belvidere Road, Saddleworth, South Australia. William's sister, Mary Ann Sly conducted a shop on these premises. A report in May 1904 stated that two swaggies stole 5/3 from Mrs Sly's fruit shop. The youths were sentenced to one month's prison with hard labour. William and Amy moved into No. 20 and set up tearooms on the east side of their shop, which were popular, especially with farmers and their wives when they came into town. William built the shop on lot 10 about 1909. The Bannears continued with their greengrocer's shop until 1926 when the stock was sold to Stan Crawford. Mr Bannear set up a bicycle repair shop at lot 10 with bicycle and motor accessories and a billiard saloon at the back. The latter provided hours of entertainment for the lads and men of the town. Mr Bannear had a motor garage at the rear of No. 20 (Lot 9). In 1926 William Bannear and his wife moved to live in the house built by him at 13 Burra Road. In the 1930s William Bannear was a carrier of furniture, stones for roadwork etc. He was the biggest carrier in Saddleworth and carted goods to and from the city. He was an agent for Plume Petrol and Mobil Oil. He kept timber and hardware in his shop and he was also an electrician. His son Morris Bannear was also a contractor for the council carting road-making materials. Mr. and Mrs. Bannear were extremely hard working people, doing much local catering. Two of their sons died tragically, Ron while serving with in the RAAF during World War 2 and Morris and his 14 year old son, Robert, were drowned when their Morris Minor car was swept away in floodwaters at Templers in 1952.
More About William Frederick BANNEAR and Amy Margaret BALDWIN: Marriage: 07 Nov 1900, Methodist Church, Saddleworth, South Australia, Australia.
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