On Sunday May 24 we left the Clubrooms at 9.30 am for Meningie, with 19 cars arriving at the museum. Besides our club there was the Meningie club with some cars and motor bikes, along with the engine club from Murray Bridge with their stationary engines working.
Club members relaxing in between the day’s activities
The start to proceedings for the day began at 10:30am, followed by a demonstration of butter making. The Official Opening was at 11:00am. At 11:30 we watched the cream separating.
12pm was lunchtime and rope making, then at 1:30pm the Big Blackstone was started up.
At 2pm there was another demonstration of cream separation, at 2:30 the raffle was drawn, at 2:45 there was rope making, and then 3:00pm saw the close of the days proceedings.
Graham and Maureen enjoying the day
Throughout the day there were other activities such as wood turning, jigsaw making, and a trading table along with Ivan Prahn’s display of old house items.
A good day was had by all and we each returned home at our own leisure.
Report by Alan Hagger