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