|The Lily Pond and quarry 1968|
Known locally as the Lilly Pond or the Waterhole, and dating from 1864-1865, the pool has local significance as the larger of the two railway quarries near Faulconbridge. It has also aesthetic significance as a pleasing, if rather damp, reuse of a flooded quarry.
Springwood FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT. The deviation work at Faulconbridge is moving apace. The old pond has practically disappeared, also the well-known waterhole, which was such a boon to travellers. It seems a pity that it was necessary to destroy this beautiful water supply, another is not made in its stead. It would appear, however, that in making railroads little heed is given to the requirements of other travelling. Some few years ago a beautiful hole of Spring water was destroyed between Linden and Bull's Camp, while making alterations to the railway.
Nepean Times (Penrith, NSW : 1882 - 1962), Saturday 28 May 1910, page 4
The sawmilling and carrying business of Hall Bros, is offered for sale. Both plant and biz is solid, and results should be assured, The Commissioners for Railways have leased the water-hole at Faulconbridge to the Shire Council, at a yearly rental of £1, plus rates and taxes, the tenancy to be terminable on one year's notice by the Commissioners.
Blue Mountain Echo (NSW : 1909 - 1928), Friday 22 February 1924, page 6
Springwood. Water is being carted from a water-hole near Faulconbridge, to relieve the shortage locally, Notice boards are to be erected at the public vehicles stand, in Western Street, intimating that private vehicles must not be parked there.
Blue Mountain Echo (NSW : 1909 - 1928), Friday 5 March 1926, page 6
|Letter from the Faulconbridge Advancement League in 1950, confirming that Blue Mountains Council will build the fireplace|
|The water lilies in flower 1968|
|RAH Smith's Water Hole Garage 1950s|
In the 1950s RAH Smith operated the Water Hole garage opposite. In later years this incorporated a book barn and mixed business.
|The Bookmark and mixed business 1968|