Unlocking the Past | Meet W. J. Lane, Cessnock's early stone mason and councillor

By Kimberly O'Sullivan
March 8 2022 - 6:00pm
DEAD CENTRE OF TOWN: W. J. Lane in his stone quarry and monumental works business in Vincent Street, Cessnock in 1909. Picture: Cessnock City Library Local Studies Collection

William Joseph (Bill) Lane was an early Cessnock businessman, who like many others stood for Council. He had settled in Cessnock by 1909, where he had set up a substantial stone quarry and monumental works in Vincent Street, about opposite where the former Hunter Water Board building was located.