The writer has been fortunate to meet with Judi Lay (daughter of John and Joan Lay) who cared for Gladys in her last years, and a friendship of a life time for Judi, she has passed on Glad’s story to us,
William Pride was a Saddler in Malop Street Geelong, He took a leading part in the establishment of the Torquay Improvement Association and will always be remembered for his association with the wreck of the Joseph H Scammell.
Our vision is to be totally integrated in the life and interest of the community as a resource to inspire, educate and inform the community and visitors about Torquay and the district thereby contributing to the conservation of the history and heritage of the district.
To be the focal point for preserving the ongoing heritage of Torquay and the surrounding district. We will support this mission through
public education programs, sharing and preserving stories from Torquay’s past;
maintaining historical artefacts, collections and a district research centre;
promoting the preservation of historic buildings and sites; and
by partnering with local and regional institutions.