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Monday, May 23, 2022

Listen To Older Voices : Frank Foxcroft – Part 3



Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg.

Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

This is the third and final part of the story featuring the life and times of Frank Foxcroft, as related by Frank.

He finishes his stories of life as a schoolteacher in the early part of the 20th Century which includes stories of  how his wife, Sheila, went that extra mile to make children’s life at school that little more enjoyable.

Having retired and living in Healesville, Victoria, Frank talks of his community service of which he is rightly proud of. He also shares some stories of the affect he had on some of his pupils of which he didn’t learn about until many years later – effects that made those teaching years really worthwhile.

Frank also took to writing and had one book – “Did You Know? Snippets from Healesville” published in 1988.

He also discusses his poetry, of which he has proudly written quite a bit, and we share some of his poetry as a conclusion to the program.


Previous Listen To Older Voices Programs can be found in our archive, by clicking on one link or the other

2012 to 2016   

 –  2016 onward 

[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth 
Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]
Rob Greaves
I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I work as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times, but I also think of myself as senior contributor. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were paper ), serious experience in audio editing, and a lot of video editing experience. Currently I'm working as a radio program producer for a national interview program as well as my work with the Toorak Times