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History, cars, displays, demos, stalls & food in one place
The friends of Linnwood House are once again holding an open house on the 25th of September 2016 from 11am to 4pm and you will be able to check out the magnificent cars from the Roll Royce Club.
This year they have also invited other British car clubs along to display cars from Alvis, Armstrong-Siddeley, Bentley, Daimler-Lanchester, Rover, Vintage Vehicle Club and the Motoring Group from the Royal Automobile Club of Australia.
I have been to a few of these open days and there is always so much to see while you are there.
Linnwood House. Image courtesy of the Friends of Linnwood.
Not only will you have plenty of cars to look at, you will also be able to find out more about the Parramatta Female Factory, a Colonial and Military display by Phil Patterson, demonstrations by the Western Sydney Woodturners, check out the arts and craft stalls, while listening to the great sounds of the City of Holroyd Brass Band and having either a sausage sizzle or sitting down to a Devonshire Tea.
Listen to the great sounds of the City of Holroyd Brass Band.
• Parramatta Female Factory Friends - There were 24,960 women transported to the early Australian colonies. An estimated 9,000 convict women went through the factory system of which approximately 5, 000 went through the Parramatta Female Factory. An estimated 1 in 5 to 1 in 7 Australians are related to the female factory women.
• Colonial and Military display by Phil Patterson. - The Colonial Military display is from a private collection of colonial, military and police memorabilia from a local fellow, Phil Patterson who has been collecting for many years.
• The Western Sydney Woodturners - Originally the Club was founded by students, teachers, and ex-students of the Woodturning course at Sydney Technical College, Ultimo. Formerly known as the Western & Blue Mountains Region of the Sydney Woodturners Guild. The club has over 150 men and women, who enjoy the hobby of woodturning, learning woodturning techniques and showing their work.
• Linnwood House - Linnwood is a historic house set on 5 hectares of ground at Guildford in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. The house was built in 1891 by George McCredie, a prominent businessman of the day, Mayor of Holroyd, and Independent member for the State seat of Central Cumberland, an independent free trader and an advocate of female suffrage.
• The Friends of Linnwood – Were formed in 2002 after a community led campaign was successful in saving the Linnwood Estate from being sold and redeveloped. They hold regular Open Days to raise money for continued restoration and conservation work on the house. They are all volunteers, working together to promote Linnwood throughout the local and wider community.
So if you are into cars and history? Sunday the 25th of September is your chance to go along to the Open Day at Linnwood House and have a great day out while helping to support the Friends of Linnwood.
Thank you Weekend Notes for your wonderful article on Linnwood House. The Parramatta Female Factory friends will be participating for the very first time, Come along and see what your ancestor experienced when they were tried and sent to Australia. Enquiries welcome.