The Merrigum Historical Society would like to invite anyone who has gone through the bushfires to come and have a day out at our annual Heritage Day on Sunday 5 April between 11 am and and 3 pm.
On Heritage Day the Society puts on show various pioneering crafts and skills. This year the range includes sleeper cutting, blacksmithing, hay baling, milk separating, blade shearing and machine shearing, vintage engines, re-tyring of buggy wheels, wood-turning, cross-cut saws, damper making, butter churning, lace-making, washing and ironing, spinning, patchwork, button collection, photo preservation and horse drawings.
The Echuca Historic Car Club will have vintage cars on show.
Lollies, etc are available for purchase.
Merrigum is a small town west of Shepparton in the Goulburn Valley, in now-dry irrigation country. The town boasts a milk bar and hotel.
We are offering free entry (normally $5), and a free BBQ lunch. The Society had hoped and tried very hard to provide a free bus to bring bushfire survivors up for the day, but this hasn’t worked out. We’d welcome anyone who wishes to come under their own steam. Just arrive and say where you’re from.
The Society can be contacted at 5855 2213 or at <firstname.lastname@example.org>