Mulberry tree

Posted by
Donal Carr
Streets
Warringah Road, Spit Road
Time
1940s—1950s

In the 1940’s and 1950’s, on the south east corner of the intersection of Spit Road and Warringah Road stood a large Federation house, set well back from Spit Road. Close to the street corner was a large mulberry tree which provided leaves for many local children to feed their silk worms (me included). Perhaps the tree overhung the street fences because I have no recollection of going into the property or ever seeing its residents. Parents would usually accompany their young children. Later, I think that there was a service station on the site.

Donal Carr · 25 August 2021

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Silk worms were ‘all the rage’ back then as pets; compare with managing a cocker spaniel or a poodle these days!

Anthony Wallis · 26 August 2021, 08:01 · #