Early 1900s

A local rifle squadron, the Domain is purchased, power comes to the district and men go to war

Early agriculture & a cricket club

A role of horses and traction engines in early West Melton agriculture. Blacksmiths, mail, a cricket club and problems with birds!

A store, a hotel & water races

In 1872 West Melton has a general store and a Hotel in 1881. Midwife Mrs Jones begins 45 years of service in 1880.

Early roads and services

The ‘Coal track’ to the Malvern Hills, first accommodation houses and a chapel built in 1868. The West Melton School is opened soon after in 1871.

Settlement on the plains

In 1864 Henry Trickett builds a sod house and names the village after his home town in Yorkshire.