Visitors to the Blacksmith’s Cottage on Sunday 16th August enjoyed a display of some of the treasures held at the cottage. On display was an unusual embroidered velvet mantelpiece drape, a dress suit once owned and worn by the late Mr Cornelius Alkemade, a Marshman radio, designed and manufactured in Bacchus Marsh, a high chair that converts into a pusher, and a silver-plated Edwardian egg-cup and tray set .
The cottage is a true treasure trove of domestic items from a bygone era and well worth a visit. Our volunteers enjoy sharing their love of this remnant of Bacchus Marsh of one hundred years ago. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Margaret Simpson 5367 6731. And there is always the Book Barn next door, which operates in the old forge. If you are interested in volunteering in the Book Barn, contact Helen Whiteley 5367 2616. We would love to have you join us. Look us up at www.cottageandforge.com or like us on facebook.
The next Open Day at the cottage will be on Sunday 20th September from 10.00-4.00. The theme of the items on show is “Australiana”. Come along. Entry is free!