Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Roof is Finished


The roof is finished, and the scaffolding is gone. But the sun is permanently out whenever I am there. It is very difficult to get a good photograph when that happens.

We are rather busy - we will be reopening for the Avon Village Fair on 3 May. That happens all around us, and is a magnificent day.

Then we start planning to erect the side and front fence (Thanks to ESSO and Wellington Shire), and commission the Engineering Survey of the building (Thanks to Heritage Victoria).

We have saved the best of the corrugated iron from the roof for a side fence.

Oh, Yes. We are also about to have major maintenance work carried out on our trees - they are covered by the Heritage Overlay. We are funding that one ourselves - by selling a lot of scones and jam and cream on the Avon Village Fair day. Do drop in and join us.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Almost Finished


The roof is almost finished. Well, it is finished. Just the scaffolding has to be taken away.

Just look at those vents!

Bigger picture HERE.

The small section at the back has also been finished - no news yet if there are any brands on that corrugated iron. But have you noticed the colour in the bricks, and the detail in that chimney?


Bigger picture HERE.

Powerhouse Museum blog

There's a good new blog coming out of the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. You can click on this link, or click on the link on the right hand side at any time.

Looks good - the first post was about a giant prawn on a bike.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

More Photos

There are too many photos now to post them all - check out the roof restoration, funded by Heritage Victoria, HERE.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Nearly Finished!

This mob works very quickly.


The other side is already finished, apart from reinstatement of the roof vents - well, not that they go right through. That was one of the problems.


Back soon with more photos - but just a "bad news" note. Linda was there, bright and early to find out what the brand was on this 1872 corrugated iron. Yes - it was the original iron.

And it is jolly well unbranded!
She is desperately hoping that the smaller, back section, which is still to be done, and is a little younger, will feed her obsession for corrugated iron brands.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Work has Started


We are all very excited. Work started today on the roof.