More visitors stopping by
Biggenden Historical Society been kept busy as popularity is on the rise
THE Biggenden Historical Society has experienced an increase in visitors to its complex due to caravanners and travellers passing through the town.
At their annual meeting, president Christine Holder said the year had been busy and successful for the society.
“We are certainly fortunate to have some excellent volunteers who open the museum regularly,” she said.
“Donations have been welcome as well as interesting, from a 1950s-style kerosene heater, a set of Lister spanners, an old horse-drawn mud scoop as well as extra equipment from the Biggenden Hospital.”
Ms Holder said the society was fortunate to have a benefactor donate money for fencing around the museum.
“This not only ensures more security for our exhibits, but ensures that unsupervised children will not have easy access to the grounds to climb on exhibits and possibly injure themselves,” she said.
“The sewing room from the old hospital is almost complete.
“Unfortunately the society was unable to obtain other rooms due to financial restrictions and lack of interest and help.”
Guest speaker Jane McDonald also spoke about her experiences touring through the British Isles.
The committee for the coming year is president Christine Holder, secretary/treasurer Eleanor Liston, vice-president Ron Holder, historian Ray Cook, maintenance co-ordinator Clarrie Harvey, curator Estelle Harvey, assistant curator David Cook and publicity officer Dennis Gibson.
ANNUAL MEETING: President Christine Holder (centre) with guest chairman Gail Gauld (right) and secretary/treasurer Eleanor Liston at the annual meeting of the Biggenden Hospital Society.