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Message in a bottle

Look into Kilmore’s industrial past with a visit to the latest display from Kilmore Historical Society in the foyer outside the Kilmore library. Artifacts from Kilmore’s bottling factory include awards, articles, labels and bottles that illustrate the 136 year history of the factory.  The factory was located in Gipps Street, Kilmore.  From 1968 the business was operated by the Fatchen family and was commonly referred to by locals as Fatchens.  Many families looked forward to their local soft drink arriving in the traditional glass bottles over summer.  The family ran the business until they closed the doors in 2000. The display is available to view through to the end of March.

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