My great great grandfather Philip Champion de Crespigny (1850-1927) was the manager of the Bank of Victoria branch at Epsom five miles north-east of Bendigo. He was manager there at the time of his marriage to Annie Frances Chauncy in October 1877.

I found the following news item on Trove which shows some of the social life at Epsom in 1880 when the de Crespigny family lived there. Philip had loaned his piano for a concert to raise funds for the Church of England to buy a new harmonium.

The Shamrock Hotel, Epsom, about 1910 from the Facebook page Lost Bendigo and District
THE BENDIGO ADVERTISER (1880, June 21). Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 – 1918), , p. 2. Retrieved from

I think the church might be St Luke’s at White Hills, built in the 1860s.

I have looked and can find no photos from the early 1880s of the Epsom branch of the Bank of Victoria, and the building does not appear to have survived.

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