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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Stan" Stanley Lewis ASHDOWN

Born 26 June 1916 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Married (1) Marie Frances WHITE in Perth in 1941 [66]
Resided in Southern Cross prior to enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force on 14 August 1941 [16]
     Sergeant 45597 at the Royal Australian Air Force's Western Area Headquarters during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 16 May 1946 [16]
In 1948 purchased the store at 2 Macpherson Street in Carnamah, on the corner of Macpherson and Yarra Streets [7: page 245]
     Combined the three shops of the premises into one shop and conducted a newsagency, drapery and footwear business [P4]
Initially resided full time at the Carnamah Hotel at 22 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P4] [P298]
     After his wife Marie shifted up to Carnamah they resided in a house in Yarra Street, Carnamah [P4]
     He owned and drove a small Tourer car with a jump seat at theback [P4]
     Received electricity at his home and shop from Carnamah firm Henry Parkin & Son [53]
     In 1952 electricity for the month of July cost £1.17.8 for his home and £1.4.9 for his shop [53]
     He was telephone number Carnamah-18 from 1949 to 1967 [60]
Advertised his business in the Schedule of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1949 [13]
     "Ashdown's    General Drapers and Agents    Carnamah    Telephone 18" [13]
     "Complete Range of Drapery and Footwear - Dry Cleaning and Footwear Repairs - All Leading Radio Sets and Accessories" [13]
     "Insure with Ashdown's your Home, Furniture, Car & Machinery Sheds - Local Agents for General Assurance Corporation" [13]
     "Ashdown's for Good Service; Prompt Attention to All Orders"[13]
In 1949 was a representative for 'The Economic Dry Cleaners' of 235 Hay Street, Perth [13]
    Through his representation sent items to The Economic Dry Cleaners for cleaning, dying and invisible mending [13]
In 1952 was an agent for the Agricultural Parts Supply Co Ltd, through which he sold David Brown and Fiat tractors [0: image 04650]
He was also an agent for Vanguard cars and utilities in 1952, and for Chamberlain tractors in 1953 [4: 20-Dec-1952] [0: image 04720]
In 1956 advertised that he he was an agent for the new six cylinder Morris Isis car [4: 21-Dec-1956]
Agent for B.P. Australia Ltd in Carnamah from 1958 to 1967 [60]
Married (2) Ronda May HARMAN in Perth in 1962 [66]
By 1962 was trading under the company name of "Ashdown's Stores Pty Ltd" [60]
In March 1963 purchased John BROOKES' mechanical garage in Robertson Street, Carnamah [51]
     The garage became the service division of his agencies, and its premises were telephone number Carnamah-67 [60]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1949 [4: 10-Sep-1949]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1950, and a Committee Member in 1955 [4: 22-Apr-1950] [0: image 04787]
Committee Member 1952-1957 and Financial member 1952-1958 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club - was Captain in 1954 and Vice Captain in 1958[7: page 211] [4: 21-Mar-1958]
In October 1955 travelled to Perth to attended the Perth Royal Show [0: image 04782]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 12 April 1957 [96]
In 1967 sold his business, premises and agencies in Carnamah to the WALTON family [7: page 245]
Resided of late at Parkland Villas in the Perth suburb of Woodlands [45]
Father of Graeme, Kerin and Rick [45]
Died 16 December 2005; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Stanley Lewis Ashdown' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 December 2018 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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