Spick and span on the Swan

Midland Reporter - - Front Page -

HIS­TORIC Wood­bridge House will open to the pub­lic next month af­ter a hard­work­ing team of vol­un­teers pol­ish, wash and scrub the home from top to bot­tom in their an­nual spring clean.

Ed­u­ca­tion and learn­ing pre­sen­ter Sandy Cailes said it took the whole of July to clean the homestead, which was built on the banks of the Swan River be­tween 1883 and 1885 for pi­o­neer and en­tre­pre­neur Charles Harper and his wife Fanny.

“The vol­un­teers are very proud of their ef­forts to main­tain this beau­ti­ful two-storey house which fea­tures rose-coloured bricks, iron lace around the ve­ran­das and sweep­ing views along the river,” she said.

She said vis­i­tors thought a fam­ily still lived there thanks to the clean­ing.

Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d485149

Pol­ished per­form­ers: Sue Corry-Thomas, Pat Gale, Chris Corry-Thomas and Heather Whykes.

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