Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE - David Charlesworth

A PART of Yar­loop’s his­tory has been re­turned to its for­mer glory with a cart from the old bak­ery re­stored.

Yar­loop res­i­dent and restora­tion or­gan­iser Ros­alind Zotti said she found the cart among a num­ber of re­cov­ered items af­ter the fires last year and in May 2016 took pos­ses­sion of it from the bak­ery’s owner Al­coa, who do­nated it on the grounds it be given back to the com­mu­nity.

Mrs Zotti was un­sure of the age of the cart which could date back to 1950 when the bak­ery was es­tab­lished.

Many res­i­dents took part in the restora­tion of the badly rusted cart with do­na­tions of wood and hard­ware from Bun­nings Aus­tralind.

“I started the restora­tion con­tact­ing a cou­ple peo­ple in town and Bun­nings came to the party af­ter a re­quest from the Lions pres­i­dent,” Mrs Zotti said.

Num­ber plates were also pro­vided by the Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions.

Af­ter five months of work, the cart was com­pleted on Au­gust 12 and now awaits dis­play at the dis- cre­tion of the Har­vey Shire Coun­cil.

Mrs Zotti said she would keep an eye out for more items of Yar­loop’s his­tory which could be re­stored.

“Hope­fully there will be a few more restora­tions,” she said.

“I’ll do some dig­ging and delv­ing – it’s quite in­ter­est­ing the his­tory of the town.”

Mrs Zotti thanked War­wick Webb of Al­coa for do­nat­ing the cart, Ian Gray and Ray Cooper for their car­pen­try and Blair McLeish of Bun­nings for the do­na­tions.

Pic­ture David Charlesworth

Af­ter or­gan­is­ing its restora­tion, Ros­alind Zotti is hop­ing the old bak­ery cart is just the be­gin­ning of restora­tions hon­our­ing Yar­loop’s past.

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