Precinct seeks stories on Roma co-operative butter factory
THE Roma Historical Precinct is calling on family members and friends of those who worked at the Roma co-operative butter factory or grain sheds to attend an afternoon tea at the Overlander Homestead motel from 2pm Tuesday.
Anyone with stories and memories from the butter factory and grain sheds are encouraged to attend, as the council prepares to restore the butter factory to its original condition, while preserving the legacy .
The Roma co-operative
butter factory was opened in 1910, and produced butter from cream until the 1960s.
A number of jovial tales have arisen from the factory’s time of operation, from the infamous boot hidden in the cream to the tree frog incident, the historical precinct are hoping to uncover and preserve these tales.
Though still in the preliminary stages, planning has begun to restore the factory into an operational exhibition, where families can enjoy a day out, learning more about butter production and the history of town.
The afternoon tea is open to all, and promises to be a day filled with stories, memories and a dose of Roma butter making history.