BYGONE ERA: Chillingham Community Association will turn back time with nostalgic markets.
BYGONE ERA: Chillingham Community Association will turn back time with nostalgic markets. Contributed

Chillingham takes a step back in time

CHILLINGHAM Community Association is set to turn back the hands of time this weekend with a special nostalgic market on Sunday, August 14.

The market, which coincides with the organisation's regular market on the second Sunday of every month, will step back to the period of our first settlers while honouring what made Australia big: sheep and wool.

Organiser Lotte Verhoef said the public could take a first hand look at the period of our ancestors through working demonstrations and a host of activities.

"There will be a sheep shearing demonstration and there will be spinning ladies demonstrating their craft, and workshops for those who would like to try their luck with knitting or crochet,” Dr Verhoef said.

"You can enjoy bush poetry, see how billy tea and damper were traditionally cooked, admire some whip cracking and have a boogie to local Uki band 'Sydney or the Bush',” she said.

"There will be a display of vintage machinery, stalls with homemade craft, locally grown veggies and a bargain for everyone.”

The markets run from 8am to 1pm at Chillingham Community Centre on Numinbah Rd, with first demonstrations starting from 8.30am.



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