I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
It's a peaceful show, but there will be fireworks
The annual Lilydale Show is on again this November, in its 66th year. The Lilydale Agricultural & Horticultural Society was formed in 1953 when Lilydale was virtually in the country. Today suburbia has encroached but the Show still has a country atmosphere.
There are strong competitions in Cookery, Craft, Needlework, Art, Photography, Wool, Horticulture, Victorian Scottish Dancing (Sunday), Highland Dancing (Saturday), Sheep (Saturday), Goats (Sunday), and Poultry (Saturday). There are many classes available for children to enter and display their work.
The Melba Park area is a family and community area. Come along and see the animal nursery or the reptile display. There are pony rides and sheepdog trials and lots of fun activities for the kids including roving entertainers. You can watch the CFA and SES cut up a car or go through the smokehouse.
The Melba Park stage runs free entertainment both days including music, magic and Zumba classes. On Sunday our Talent Quest is a fantastic example of our local artists. It's a great place to sit and take a break with your family.
You were our wedding photographer back in '85!
And you photographed my travelling sister when she was briefly home as a gift to our parents. And then you did a couple of bigger family shoots once the grandchildren came along!
Good to see you're keeping busy in retirement.
Kath Green ( my parents were Kevin and Rosemary Green from East Bentleigh - sadly neither with us any more)