Check out this video featuring milk bar crusader, Jason King talking about why Bells is an important part of Broken Hill and Australian history. Do you have a story so share about Bells, Broken Hill or any other milk bar or cafe? Drop us a line in the comments section or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more videos on Broken Hill visit www.mybrokenhill.tv For more information about Broken hill visit www.brokenhillaustralia.com.au
Check out this 2011 48HR Film Competition featuring Bells Milk Bar and other local locations…. The whole thing was originally written, filmed, scored and edited in a 48Hr period.
Explore Broken Hill & Discover a Lost World There is so much to see and do in the ‘Fabulous’ Far West of NSW. The area incorporates Broken Hill, Silverton as well as Corner Country, Wilcannia, Menindee, and the SA bordertown of Cockburn. Below are a few of our favourite local attractions. Please let us know if you think any others should be added. (Click here to submit your suggestions). CLICK HERE to go to list.
The mining town of Broken Hill is unlike any other place you’ll ever visit. Here Australia’s pioneering past mingles with the colourful contemporary, and for a city seemingly in the middle of nowhere, there’s more than enough to keep you occupied. Spend some time in The Hill and you’ll discover why people regularly come for a short visit and never leave. The town is full of friendly welcoming people, there are plenty of bars and restaurants, mobile phone reception is no problem around the city, and it is easy to navigate (that is, providing you switch the GPS system off [...]
Bells Milk Bar started out as a small confectionery store called ‘F. Fenton Confectioner’ in 1892. The original building was situated on the same site that Bells now occupies. Frederick Fenton was also a cordial maker. Mr Fenton hired John Joseph Longman as his apprentice. By 1908, Fenton still owned the store, but Longman was left in charge of the Patton Street store. Eventually Longman acquired the business. Les Bell’s mother, Minnie Pearl Davis joined the business in 1903, as an apprentice cordial maker, and later married Mr Longman. Minnie Pearl had three children to Longman: Eric, Robert and Eunice. [...]