Merrigum heritage on show
Sleeper cutting, shearing, blacksmithing, butter churning and much more were on display at the weekend when Merrigum Museum hosted its annual Heritage Day.
Celebrating its 22nd year, the family day out featured demonstrations of skills from yesteryear with people travelling from as far as Melbourne to attend the event.
‘‘We concentrate on working demonstrations of old skills,’’ Merrigum Museum secretary Florence Halliday said.
There were also several vintage items on show including classic cars, wireless radios and an extensive button collection.
From 11 am to 3 pm attendees could witness several displays of times past.
Click go the shears: Herb Neilson from Corop shows a keen crowd how to shear the old-fashioned way.
Interesting: The Kyabram Vintage Machinery Club provided a display of its stationary engines.
Plenty to see: Tatura’s Connor and Rhiannon Nevins took an interest in the veteran cars.
Costume: Dot Bailey takes the opportunity to dress for the occasion.
Sizzling: Dean Lavery prepares a barbecue lunch at Merrigum Heritage Day.
Old-fashioned: Florence Halliday and Marg Kelly churning butter.
Hungry: Jeff Newham feeds the vintage hay baler.
Popular: Echuca’s Doug Rosenow cuts sleepers.