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South West Rail and Heritage Centre Old Machinery Day 2014

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by Carolyn Hopping (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer based in Perth, Western Australia, who enjoys writing about the things I love: travel, nature-based activities, the arts, spirituality and creative, fun activities for children.
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Take A Journey Into WA's Pioneering History
Western Australia's beautiful south-west is always a popular escape from the noise and pollution of city life, and at this time of the year it's especially lovely. Situated just 19 kilometres from Bunbury, Boyanup is one of many pretty hamlets scattered throughout the region, and is home for the impressive South West Rail and Heritage Centre. Housing an awesome range of historic rail stock and heritage farming machinery, the museum is a great spot to visit, and throughout the year its dedicated band of volunteers hold regular open days at which the public are warmly welcomed.


[ADVERT]The next open day at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre will be its Old Machinery Day, which will be held on Sunday, May 25th 2014 from 10.00am until 2.00pm. As the name suggests, the star of day will be the museum's impressive collection of traditional farm machinery, and the event will focus specifically on the inventiveness and ingenuity of the pioneers who developed this equipment to make their back-breaking work just a little bit easier.

For those with an interest in Western Australia's rail heritage, visitors will also have the opportunity to look at historic railway rolling stock dating back to the late nineteenth century as well as watch the blacksmiths at their forge. You can also learn about the Capel Men's Shed Group, a great community group just for the blokes, where men can work on practical projects at their own pace, in the company and with the support of their peers. To find out more about Capel Men's Shed, have a look at this website.


In a nutshell, the Old Machinery Day at the South West Rail and Heritage Centre promises to be a great day out for the whole family. The displays will be of interest for people of all ages, and children's activities and refreshments will be available throughout the day. Entry is by donation, so it's also an event that everyone will be able to afford.

This image is from Rail Heritage WA's website
This image is from Rail Heritage WA's website

To find out more about this great heritage day at one of the most picturesque parts of Western Australia, email swrhc@railheritagewa.org.au or call Norm on 0459 712 552. To learn more about the South West Rail and Heritage Centre, take a look at this website.
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Why? There will be something for everyone at this interesting community open day.
When: Sunday, May 25 2014 - 10.00am until 2.00pm
Phone: 0459 712 552
Where: South West Rail and Heritage Centre, Turner Street, Boyanup, 6237
Cost: By donation
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