The White family owned the general store at Romsey for 79 years. Although the store is no more, the building continues to be a place to go for food.
To commemorate Queen Victoria, a fountain was built in Romsey. It stood, though, for less than half as long as the 61 years that she reigned.
Seymour Cottage, one of the oldest houses in Romsey, was built in the mid-1850s. For almost 60 years it was the home of Sidney and Elizabeth Seymour and their family.
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.
The last passenger train on the Clarkefield-Lancefield line ran on June 23, 1956.
The first condensed milk in Australia was produced in Romsey on September 4, 1882, at a new two-storey corrugated iron factory built by the Melbourne Milk Supply Company.