Spick and span on the Swan
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.
Polished performers: Sue Corry-Thomas, Pat Gale, Chris Corry-Thomas and Heather Whykes.