Malcolm Wheatley was born in 1914 and has been a resident of the Fairfield since his father began working in the original Wheatleys store. He recalls many events from his and Fairfield's history here.
Fairfield in the '20s was prone to flooding on the Prospect Creek. I can recall floodwaters 2 ft deep covering the area from Hamilton Rd through to Dale's Bridge. With the improvised drains the problem was overcome.