George Hatfield was a local businessman and strong promoter of youth movements in Preston. Born in Richmond in 1895, Hatfield served in the A.I.F. during the First World War before establishing a small knitting factory in Croxton. This later relocated to Plenty Road, Preston as the business expanded. Amongst Hatfield’s contributions to the Preston community were:
Justice of the Peace
Councillor from 1947 to 1953
Establishment of the Youth center in Broadway, Reservoir in partnership with Cr. Gayther. Hatfield died in 1953, aged only 60.
Preston Historical Society (1968). Brief biographies of prominent Preston People. Preston(Vic.):Author