The group by a local artist’s painting of early Sandgate.
The group by a local artist’s painting of early Sandgate.

Newmarket VIEW Club members visit Sandgate historical museum

AN INFORMATIVE and interesting outing was held for a small group of members from the Newmarket VIEW Club on Wednesday July 8 who visited the Sandgate & District Historical Museum.

The members were greeted by two special ladies who volunteer at the Museum and who after our arrival showed us all the various displays of memorabilia from the past 100 years or more.

We were also privileged to be shown a video presentation of the history of the district and the many pioneers who worked hard to build and create homes, schools and businesses in this suburb.

Some wonderful paintings were also displayed on the walls of the museum which re-created scenes from the early pioneer days.

One of our members, Heather Nightingale was keen to tell of her childhood days about being brought up and educated in Sandgate and told of her special memories living there with her family.

After being given a tasty morning tea by the staff we then left the museum and travelled up the hill to Shorncliffe, where we had a delicious lunch at the Cafe on the Park which had beautiful views of the beach and the jetty below.

We had a great time on this special outing and some of us are keen to return one day for further experiences.

Lunch meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Gaythorne RSL Club.

Prospective members or guests are welcome to attend but must contact the treasurers,

Heather on 3851 1122 or Christine on 3353 1429 by the Friday, prior to the meeting.

Cost is $25 per head for a two-course lunch.


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