Posted on March 26, 2015

What and Where Is This?

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The first person to correctly identify the location of the building shown in the photo above will be recognized as a truly perceptive scholar. Please send your responses to: Info@downingtownareahistoricalsociety.org

Downingtown area news items 36 years ago


Noted below are snippets of news originally published in the East Branch Citizen in the early part of April 1979.
Plans for the Hidden Valley Swim Club in West Bradford drew spirited opposition from residents of the Montvale Circle neighborhood, who expressed concern about increased vehicular traffic, among other issues. The swim club property would include an Olympic-size pool, tennis courts and out-buildings on a 5-acre site, behind a township park, off Montvale Circle. The site was to be purchased from Bob Hodge, according to Dave Stinson, spokesperson for the swim club. The private club was to be limited to 200 members, and 160 potential members had already had signed up.
Those who received their first Communion at Messiah Lutheran Church, Downingtown, were Betsy Autry, Paul Mills, Ken Petrie, Brad Titus and Donna Wilson.
Some 40 DHS students participated in a dance-a-thon sponsored by the student council. Held at Cliff and Gussie Irons’ Village Square Hall in Guthriesville, the event raised $1,000, which was donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Society.
Members of the children’s chorus at St. Paul’s UCC Church, Lionville, were Katie Schug, Jeanne Elser, Brian and Erin Smith, Tracy and Beth Hain, Jason and Amy Marmon, Charles Romig, and Bobby, Erik and Cary Hockensmith.

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