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Linnwood House Open Day March 2016

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by Gary Brown (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and photographer from Sydney who has now had five books published on fishing. I also write for the NSW Fishing Monthly, Visit the Shire, Fisho App & Tackle Tactics. I also like to travel and experience new things to do.
One of the best Historic Houses in Sydney
As usual again in 2016 the Friends of Linnwood House will be holding their Open Days at the Historic Linnwood house and their first one of four this year will be on Sunday the 13th of March from 11am to 4pm.

Image courtesy of the Friends of Linnwood House.

Linnwood and its associated buildings and landscape has been in operation for over 80 years. Since 1917, the site was continually adapted and developed specifically for various welfare uses such as housing and educating state wards.

Of particular significance is the use of Linnwood as the first and only Truant School that was in existence in NSW between 1917 and 1936 and was later used by the Department of Welfare as a Girls Home Science Domestic School for state wards.

Linwood is also significant as an example of a prominent and wealthy city businessman's country retreat that was constructed on a large estate beyond the then outskirts of Sydney. The size and fine detail of this late Victorian residence demonstrates the wealth, aspirations and lifestyle of this class in society.

I have been there a number of times and I still am amazed at the workmanship that has gone into the construction of Linnwood House and it's a credit to the volunteers of the Friends of Linnwood who put so much effort into the up-keep and on-going maintenance of this grand house.

On Sunday you will not only be able to walk through the house for an admission fee of $3 per person over the age of five you will be able to walk around the grounds and look at a number of exhibitors who are also attending on the Sunday.

They will be as follows:

Triumph Car Club - Annual Concours

Winners are grinners. Image courtesy of the Friends of Linnwood House.

Come along and check out the dispaly of Triumphs. Image courtesy of the Friends of Linnwood House.

Maybe you have a Triumph or know someone who has one and you would like to learn more about the Triumph Car Club and what they get up to. If so click here for more information or ask one of the members on Sunday.

Australian Miniature Enthusiasts Association

Image courtesy of the Miniature Enthusiasts Association.

If you are after everything in miniature you should check out the detail and craftsman ship that goes into making one of these pieces at the open day at Linnwood House. Click here for more information.

Smocking Arts Guild of NSW Inc.

Sandra's framed smocking. Courtesy of the Smocking Arts Guild of NSW Inc.

The purpose of the Smocking Arts Guild of NSW Inc is to preserve and foster the art of smocking and related needlework for future generations through education, communication and quality workmanship. If you are wanting to learn how to smock or update your smocking skills see our calendar for details of all meetings and workshops. Click here for more information.

Plus, Plenty of Arts & Crafts Groups

While there you may like to put your feet up for a while and part-take in the sausage BBQ and a drink or the Devonshire teas and cakes.

While there you should sit down and enjoy some devonshire teas and cakes.

If you have a bit of a green thumb I would suggest that you take a bit of a walk around the rest of the grounds as some of the trees, bushes and shrubs have been there from the start.

Why don't you go there for a sausage sizzle and have a look around.

So if you have never visited the historic House of Linnwood before and you would like to check out some of the unique Australian architecture, Triumph cars and the fine detail of smocking. I would bring some spare cash with you are you never know you may see something that really takes your eye.

Image courtesy of the Friends of Linnwood House.
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Why? Looking for something to do on a Sunday?
When: 11am and 4pm
Phone: Dorothy 96329203 and Helen 980732224
Where: 25 Byron Road Guildford
Cost: $3 for everyone of 5 years old
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