The Commercial Hotel in Lancefield was commandeered for use by the health services during the Spanish flu of 1919. The first two patients didn’t need admitting, though – they were the hotel’s licensees.
Bills horse troughs were mostly built in the 1930s and were dotted across Victoria and NSW. In total, more than 500 were installed in Australia and overseas. Today they stand modestly in many of our villages.
The last passenger train on the Clarkefield-Lancefield line ran on June 23, 1956.