Rylstone and District Historical Society

Lots of treasures

Perfect spring weather complemented an interesting Trash and Treasure Fair held recently by the Rylstone and District Historical Society to celebrate History Week. 

Held in the grounds of the Cottage Museum.

Visitors discovered a large array of stalls selling all kinds of unusual items from pre-loved furniture to clothing and even an antique camp oven. Museum curator Helen Marsonet was pleasantly surprised by the interest in her book stall which had fascinating historical books about the surrounding district for sale.

“We have quite a good collection of books here at the Cottage Museum and some of them proved very popular today. One in particular was sold out and we’ll have to order more,” she said.

The other really interesting attraction was a photo display held in the dining room of the nearby Bridge View Inn.

Viewers were fascinated by the old photographs of early settlers and streetscapes and spent lots of time walking around the large collection, discussing it with historical society president Shirley Tunnicliff. Mrs Tunnicliff recalls many interesting details of her early days growing up in Rylstone and was able to help explain some of the photos.