Report: After the Event
The promise of luscious, sweet strawberries plus beautiful, sunny weather encouraged crowds of people to flock to Macclesfield for the 89th annual Strawberry Fete.
Many also visited our history exhibition at the Anglican Church Hall. The display stimulated visitors to talk about their own childhood experiences. What stories were told!
We also had a visit from a well behaved and enthusiastic class of young historians from the Macclesfield Primary School. They were set the task of drawing an item from the exhibition. Many rubic cubes, ‘trikes’ and teddy bears later, they left with much hand shaking and good wishes. What a delight. Thank you for making our day.
Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to making this exhibition such a success, including volunteers who gave their time and enthusiasm and others who kindly provided toys and photographs.
One lady even walked her old pram laden with dolls along the street to the church hall! You might ask how she got it home – well, I think it was Santa who pushed it up the hill…
Here are some images:
Betty WHITE keeping an eye on things
Marbles, Dolls, and a Teddy Bear in a Car
Wooden car and old-style skates
Cubby on Wheels
A HistorySA Travelling Exhibition
To be held at: The Anglican Hall, Venables Street, Macclesfield SA, in November 2016
Dates & Times: Nov 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 1-4pm
and at the Strawberry Fete Sunday Nov 27, 10-4pm.
Visit the HistorySA website here.
The exhibition consists of photographs and banners, but to add a local flavour people with Macclesfield connections - past or present, are invited to share their own unique story at this coming event in November.
Your childhood photos, family albums and old toys could form a fantastic part of this exhibition, where photos could be added to a slide show, and old toys including dolls, prams, bikes, books etc. displayed.
Bring along your family photos to be scanned or photographed at the Macclesfield Sunday Market on the 18th and 25th September from 12-2pm.
Otherwise email photos to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include names, dates, ages of children, location etc. The sooner the better, giving us time to get organised.
Contact Betty 08 8388 9203 or Lesley 08 8388 9827 from the History Group if you have items for the display or would like further information. We would love to hear from you.
The advertisement, for our opening times for our "scanfest", as it appeared on the HistorySA website during September 2016
The HistorySA scanfest report, as written by Pauline Cockrill of HistorySA
Here are some of the Macclesfield children from years gone by. Many are still living in Macclesfield or nearby areas. If you able to add any further details of interest then please email us at email@example.com, or using our contact form here.
Doris BARNETT, four years old, Australia, with partner John Bull, England. Possibly from 1914? Photo is courtesy of T Calaby.
It is likely that Doris BARNETT and her partner may have been part of an Australia Day fundraising event held during the First World War 1914-1918. Unfortunately the name of the young ‘John Bull’, the details of the event and the date are missing from the post card. The words "Will is in camp. Jack was called but I won't let him go", as part of a longer letter, are written on the back, indicating the time is before or during a war. Help us solve this history mystery!
John Henry LEMAR, locally known as Jack, was born in 1901, lived and worked in Macclesfield for much of his life, and has written of some of his experiences of the early life and times in and around Macclesfield. Read these on our Glimpses of the Past pages.
John, Margaret, Martin - Thomas MARRA & Elizabeth SABEY
Herb & William CALABY, Claude BUCK, Geoff STONE shooting day at Temple Bar
Dorrie, Vera, Irene and Fred BARNETT
Peter EDMONDS at the Adelaide Royal Show 1951
WINTER Monica, Margaret, Catherine, Stephen at Hawthorndene
Sack race Paris Creek sports
KULL kids x3, Jan EDMONDS (no boots), Gay MILLIGAN
Brenton HANDKE in a milk can. Later in life he carted milk for Jacobs Dairy Produce Co. Ltd. Macclesfield.
Ossie LEMAR in 1923 and 1925
Ossie and Betty LEMAR in 1927
Sylvia, George, Ted DUGMORE Paris Creek School. Who is the other girl?
Enid BOOTHBY, Mt Barker Show
Warren, Kaye and Graham INGERSON on Le POIDEVIN ponies.
Brooke and "Woofer" BOOTHBY on Pop Le POIDEVIN's truck
Lesley SCHACK on a slippery dip
Brenton HANDKE pushing his wheel barrow.
Sue HUPPATZ acts as nursemaid to her sister Therese at Waters Road, Bugle Ranges. A small separator dairy is in the background. Residence of Joe and Mary WATERS, the parents of Monica HUPPATZ, Sue and Therese's mother.
Sue HUPPATZ on her 3rd birthday, with her football, which is all she wanted for her birthday. At Waters Road, Bugle Ranges.
Kath THURMER and doll | The Tub
Gordon THURMER, just arrived from England.
Combined Pets and Sports Show. This image has been edited so as to not cause offense.
Betty WHITE and father Celebrations and fundraiser
Junior Flag Drill
Primary School Display (in Mount Barker).
Albino kangaroo (may not be in Macclesfield)
Fun in the mud