When Allan Whiter first arrived at Boydtown with his family in 1936, the Seahorse Inn was in a state of near ruin after decades of neglect and vandalism. Allan’s father Richard had a dream to restore the derelict estate to its former glory, and establish a holiday park.

Allan and his brother Arthur learnt almost every trade there was working on the building, an enormous task that took two decades to complete.

ABC Open producer: Vanessa Milton, South East NSW

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