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Guildford Heritage Festival 2017

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by Douglas Sutherland-Bruce (subscribe)
Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
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Stirling Square comes alive with music, displays and craft
Lose yourself in the wonder of yesteryear with a day out at the Rose and Crown Guildford Heritage Festival with a celebration of the regions rich and diverse cultural heritage with a novel glimpse into the arts, hobbies, trades and everyday living of our forebears.

Guildford Heritage Festival, Rose and Crown, Perth Swing Dance Academy, Annies Vintage Wonderland, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Guildford Heritage Festival 2016 (Photograph courtesy of GHF)


From the energetic sounds of Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll and Country Rock to the slick presentation and raw energy of Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys rejoycing in the music of the 40's and 50's along with a touch of Australiana from The Mucky Duck Bush Band you'll find yourself up on the dance floor rockin' and jiving to some of Perth's finest musicians.

Adam Hall and The Velvet Playboys' repertoire is rooted in the Jazz and Rhythm & Blues music of artists such as Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra.

Guildford Heritage Festival, Rose and Crown, Perth Swing Dance Academy, Annies Vintage Wonderland, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Guildford Heritage Festival 2016 (Photograph courtesy of GHF)


With everything from cars, buses, tractors, bikes, military vehicles, stationary engines to the unusual and quirky that is motor driven, you will enjoy some magic motoring memories.

Penny farthings on parade, military drills to the trade demos including blacksmithing, wood turning, bookbinding, spinning and lace-making there is something for those of all ages and interests.

Guildford Heritage Festival, Rose and Crown, Perth Swing Dance Academy, Annies Vintage Wonderland, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Guildford Heritage Festival 2016 (Photograph courtesy of GHF)


Local associations including historical societies, military railway, and genealogical special interest groups have come together with exhibitions of historical interest with artefacts, memorabilia and images depicting aspects of life from early settlement.

Join Brockman House at the Children's Festival with the old-time games such as Four Square; Elastics; Hopscotch and hands-on interactive activities. Free amusement rides, face painting Mega bubbles and so much more.

Guildford Heritage Festival, Rose and Crown, Perth Swing Dance Academy, Annies Vintage Wonderland, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Guildford Heritage Festival 2016 (Photograph courtesy of GHF)


Browse the stalls with its handcrafted wares along with all things vintage, retro, rusty, dust and old to retro and rockabilly fashion and accessories.

Step inside St Matthews Church Hall for the West Coast Collectors Fair for genuine antiques and collectables. Valuations will be available on the day.

Bring along a picnic rug, grab a bite to eat from the Foodies Hub which has tastes from all corners of the globe and settle in for a day of non-stop entertainment and activities.

Guildford Heritage Festival, Rose and Crown, Perth Swing Dance Academy, Annies Vintage Wonderland, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Guildford Heritage Festival 2016 (Photograph courtesy of GHF)


The Rose and Crown Guildford Heritage Festival is a real community celebration which and has been recognised as an important day on the calendar of events in Perth.

It is only through community support such as that provided by local business like Alfred's Kitchen and Annies Vintage Wonderland Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Stockiest and the festival's major sponsor the Rose and Crown, located in the heart of Guildford.

Guildford Heritage Festival, Rose and Crown, Perth Swing Dance Academy, Annies Vintage Wonderland, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Guildford Heritage Festival 2016 (Photograph courtesy of GHF)


Parking will be available at the Kings Meadows Polo Grounds on Helena Street.

If you're catching the train, hop off at Guildford and Stirling Square - only a few minutes stroll from the station.

To check out what else is happening throughout the day visit the Facebook page here.


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Why? Collectors' Fair, displays, live music, street food and more
When: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Stirling Square, Stirling Street, Guildford
Cost: Free
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