150 YEARS FOR DINGUP HOUSE

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Front Page -

The re­gion’s his­tory will be in the spot­light with peo­ple en­cour­aged to get along to the his­toric Dingup House next week to cel­e­brate its 150th an­niver­sary.

The land where Dingup House was lo­cated was pur­chased by Thomas and Maria Gi­blett in 1868 and the first sec­tion of the house was com­pleted in 1870.

Guests at the Oc­to­ber 13 birth­day cel­e­bra­tion in­clude mem­bers of the Doust fam­ily who owned the house up to 1993.

Cur­rent owner Chris Utech said she was or­gan­is­ing the spe­cial event be­cause it was im­por­tant to cel­e­brate the spe­cial mile­stone in the re­gion’s his­tory.

“A lot of peo­ple in the re­gion will have been out here and may have sto­ries to tell,” she said.

“That’s why we’re en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to come along, es­pe­cially for Yarns in the Barn.”

Yarns in the Barn will start from 1pm on the day and peo­ple are en­cour­aged to share their ex­pe­ri­ences, his­tory and knowl­edge of Dingup House.

High­lights at the event will in­clude live mu­sic from 11am to 4pm, the Man­jimup Farm­ers Mar­ket, wine tast­ings, raf­fles, Devon­shire tea, sausage siz­zle, a li­censed bar and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

Peo­ple are also en­cour­aged to dress in 1900s pe­riod cos­tume.

The event will be held from 10am to 5pm.

Pic­ture: Tari Jef­fers

Dingup House owner Chris Utech in­vites peo­ple to visit the his­tor­i­cal house this week­end to cel­e­brate its 150th an­niver­sary.

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