Any Suggestions ?

Judy Clarke  donated this antique, which we think is most likely to be an outdoor cot. The framework is of wood and the  side panels are of metal mesh, similar to that found in meat safes. There are three sections—the middle section can be removed to lower the interior space. There is a small puzzle in that it rolls freely on its wheels, but there are no handles to help in moving it. Our best guess it that it was designed to allow babies to  enjoy the sun and fresh air while protecting them from flies and other pests.

We would be interest in hearing from anyone who remembers using—or being placed in—a similar type of cot. Or perhaps we’re on the wrong track and it was something else altogether ?

 

New Historical Group Welcomed

Wallan now has its own history group – the Wallan Historical Group, with a very active Facebook page which is well worth a visit.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wallanhistoricalgroup/

There are many interesting articles already posted, including one on the Pretty Sally Roadhouse, which featured in the original ‘Mad Max’ movie. Here is a still from the movie:

Congratulations to all involved in creating such a wonderful and vibrant site.

Kilmore Show 2019 – A Good Time Had by All

As noted below, KHS held a stall at the Kilmore Show on the 7th December. This was quite a success—there were many sales of our books, and families enjoyed the opportunity of dressing up in nineteenth century clothes. One family even described the dress-up as ‘the highlight of the Show’ We also heard from a couple of people who wanted to join.

All the members who helped man the stall enjoyed their day. We are already thinking about Kilmore Show for 2020.

 

 

Early Closing on 8 Oct

 
 
Kilmore Historical Society will close early (Approx 12:30) on 8 Oct 2019.
 
This will be to allow members to attend the funeral service for the late Peter Hosking, which will be held in the John Taylor Room that afternoon.
 
Peter served on the Committee and attended regularly up until his sudden and unexpected death.
 
All members who are normally in the Court House on a Tuesday have expressed an interest in attending Peter’s service.