Bulli’s beef and beer barons

By MICK ROBERTS © FOR over a century beef and beer were synonymous with the Floyd family name in Illawarra’s north. Four generations of Floyds were successful butchers and hoteliers leaving a legacy of a business empire that grew out of the 1860s. The dynasty began with John Floyd in 1867 and ended with great…

A working man’s club

By MICK ROBERTS © ALTHOUGH Helensburgh Tradies Club began operating on shaky grounds, and has relocated to a new site, it has survived to become the Illawarra’s oldest operating registered club. Born from a dispute with the town’s two publicans over beer prices, the Helensburgh and Lilyvale Workmen’s Club was established by a group of…