HERITAGE ON SUNDAY - Anzac Bites Sunday 23 April 2017

Over 100 people visited, less than the rush on strawberries last month, but allowing people time and space to reflect on the ANZACS and the sacrifice of other service personnel.

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A range of memorabilia, military models and miniatures were presented in display cases. The story of the local Harper and Drury brothers was on display upstairs, along with Edgar Oliphant Anstey, SA's first officer killed in action in WWI.

A highlight was local artist Barry Spicer's paintings covering WWI to Afghanistan, distributed both downstairs and upstairs.

Graham Bridgland, of Porky's Militaria, set up a wide and comprehensive display of military memorabilia on the rear lawns, particularly from the Vietnam conflict. He also supplied various defence uniforms which were displayed through the main building.

The Anzac biscuit bake-off was contested, with most interesting shape and ultimate winner going to a plate of Australian shaped biscuits. Thank you to our judges, Emma and Dinabee, from the CWA.

Meanwhile, most visitors spent some time with Fred at work in the blacksmith shop.

Many enjoyed a sausage sizzle or Devonshire tea - some, both!