Mer­rigum her­itage on show

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

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.

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