By Ieva Tomsons

IF YOU want to know anything about Bakers Hill, 83-year-old Allen Brockman (pictured right) is a good place to start.

Of the town’s 1118 residents, Allen has lived there the longest and can remember when Bakers Hill had just 10 families – the Ashmans, Oystens, Hoopers, Cooks, Biasons, Gumleys, Betts, Pumfreys, Hills and his own family the Brockmans.