Heritage Day is back
IT’S not oft often you can turn back time, but Townsville residents are set to take a trip into the past this weekend.
Townsville City Council’s annual Heritage Day is expected to attract about 7000 people to West End Park on Sunday.
Heritage Day provides citizens the perfect opportunity to experience the lifestyle of old and learn about the city’s history.
“Townsville has such an interesting story to tell – our city boasts colourful characters and fascinating tales of settlement, entrepreneurs and wartime heroics,” the council’s Heritage Advisory Committee chair Cr Kurt Rehbein said.
“Heritage Day is a way to learn more about the city we live in and I encourage long- time locals to come along and enjoy the day as well – there’s a lot on offer.”
The West End Cemetery tour, where participants can learn about the colourful and grim stories of the city’s founding families, is expected to be one of the most popular activities of the day. Other attractions will include rides in a vintage Chevy bus, historic information displays and live music by Littmus Steampunk Band and 45RPM.
For children, there is free fairy floss, free amusements and free face painting to keep them occupied for hours.
Heritage Day will be held from 10am to 2pm at West End Park on Sunday.
DRESSED UP: Jo Renton and Elyse Phelan are ready for Heritage Day.