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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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ross Smith's Garage Stuff

Garagenalia Exhibition

Society member Ross Smith has an impeccable Garage Pedigree - descended from a large early Warrnambool Garage (formerly a carriage maker), so it is no surprise he collects "Garage Stuff".

Ross has brought some of these items in to display for a few months - augmented by our very thin collection of the same sorts of things.

We have also been digging out material from our archives on our own legendary Garagie, Peter Thompson.

Garagenalia Exhibition

Friday, October 23, 2009

Agnes Hickman's wedding dress II

Agnes Welfare's wedding dress

We have had an enquiry about for more details of Agnes' dress - and for a pattern! The best we can do is above - the dress is in a very light crepe.

Welfare and Hickman wedding

The wedding is of Agnes Welfare (Victoria) and Clarence Hickman (Tasmania) 11/09/1920 L. to R. George Welfare, Addie Nichols, bridegroom and bride, Alfred Welfare, Victoria Welfare. Took place at St Stephens Anglican church Richmond Vic.

You can see a bigger version HERE.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Agnes Hickman's wedding dress

At the Museum, we do try to change over our textiles as often as possible - at the moment we are putting them out, one costume at a time, for a month. We have just put Agnes Hickman, nee Welfare's wedding dress out.

Hickman and Welfare wedding

Agnes Welfare married Clarence Aubrey Hickman, at St Stephen's Church of England, Richmond, 11 September 1920. They were the parents of Peg Rule, who Stratford has only recently lost after a many, many years in our community. We miss her very much.

Agnes Hickman's Wedding Dress

Unfortunately we do not have the train to go with the dress, or the beautiful head dress, but it is still fascinating to see the dress, light and simple, that was worn on the day.