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Littlehampton is a small town in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. At the 2011 census, Littlehampton had a population of 2,547.
Littlehampton was laid out in 1849 by Benjamin Gray who named it after his native town in Sussex. By 1890 Littlehampton had become a busy industrial area. There were factories producing bricks, jam, sauces, bacon, wattle extract, a brewery and a sawmill.
Today Littlehampton Bricks continues operation, manufacturing high quality clay building bricks and pavers, as well as a range of refractory and insulating bricks. It was established in 1913 developing from another brickyard – Coppins – which was on the other side of the road.
One of South Australia's oldest churches is located on the main street of Littlehampton (built 1862) that is still being used today, as well as one of the newest, Trinity Mount Barker, which meets in the Littlehampton Primary School and was established in 2010.
The first commercial collection in the world of any pasture legume seed was done by Amos Howard about two kilometres east of Littlehampton. This was of Trifolium subterraneum (Subterranean Clover). This cultivar was later named 'Mount Barker' and is still commercially available.
(Extracted mainly from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hahndorf/Littlehampton Connection by Reg Butler discusses the link between the two towns for Littlehampton's 150th birthday celebrations.
List of Littlehampton Tagged Pages
For further information, see the List of Pages tagged Littlehampton.
Photo of Littlehampton Primary School Students c1920
Mike's dad, William Terance (Bill) Woolley, is fourth from the left on the front row of cross legged kids. Can anyone identify any of the other children?
The photo can be enlarged by left double clicking on it to assist in recognising any of the children.
If you have any information re the 'Woolley' family, please forward it to Mike Woolley - [email protected] - it would be much appreciated.