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Catch up on some local history at Prospect
Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Come one, come all to the Annual Back to the St Bartholomew's Day at St Bartholomew's Church and Cemetery on the 29th of April 2017.
Come one, come all to the St Bartholomew's Church.
Back in 2016, the Friends of St Bartholomew's Church and Blacktown City Council celebrated the 175th Anniversary of the opening of the Church and their 10th Annual Open Day and in perfect weather visitors came from far and wide to stroll around the grounds of this magnificent church to catch up with old friends and distant relatives.
Meet up with friends and relatives. Image courtesy of Jill Finch.
There will be a Town Crier, NSW Corps of Marines demonstrations, wandering minstrels, historical displays on the church and the cemetery, a family connections registration table, St Bartholomew's cemetery records available for research, self-guided tours, a variety of stalls to purchase goods from, demonstration of simple conservation work that is carried out on the graves, local historical society trade tables and light refreshments for you to purchase.
Enjoy the music of the wandering minstrels. Image courtesy of Jill Finch
There will be an official opening at 10am and you will also be able to sit down and listen to the guest speaker, Peter Filmer OAM, Manager Events and Sister Cities, Blacktown City Council talk to you about "St Barts. It could have been very different".
"St Barts. It could have been very different". Image courtesy of Jill Finch.
Whether you are into learning more about the local history of the St Bartholomew's Church and Cemetery, have any ties to the people who are buried there or just looking a great day out, you need to put the 11th Annual Back to St Bartholomew's Church Day on your bucket list of things to do.