Sheep shearing will be among the many displays at The Lost Arts day on October 2 and 3.
Sheep shearing will be among the many displays at The Lost Arts day on October 2 and 3.

Reclaiming lost arts

EVERYTHING old is new again – at least it will be at The Lost Arts day on October 2 and 3.

Milking cows by hand, shearing sheep, weaving and spinning and teams of fettlers laying railway line, will be among the “lost arts” on display at 81 Osbourne Court, Wullu.

Now in its second year, The Lost Arts day is the brainchild of Darryl Lee who didn’t want these and many other skills disappear altogether.

The birth of The Lost Arts day also gave Darryl the opportunity to help an organisation he feels is very worth while – Angel Flight.

Last year’s event resulted in Angel Flight having a $35,000 donation and this year Darryl is hoping to make it at least $40,000.

“Angel Flight does a really good job and they are very frugal with their money,” Darryl said.

Apart from the displays already mentioned, there will be 74 exhibits and 34 draught horses vying for patrons times – thankfully, with two days and camping available, nobody has to rush in order to see everything on offer.

“There will be an auction on Saturday from 11am and entertainment on Saturday night as well as a mechanical bull and a bar.

“We’ll also have a pig on a spit for $12 adults and $6 children.

“Anyone wanting to stay overnight can camp free of charge.

“On Sunday we put on a breakfast for $5 and there’s food available throughout the day.”

Cost to The Lost Arts day is $5 adults and a gold coin entry for children and Darryl promises a “surprise package” involving a very talented horse.

To find out more about The Lost Arts day, please phone 5486 4137 or email darryl@leefish.com.au

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