Special opening celebration tonight for 30th anniversary of much-loved Cobram collectables show.ROB HENSON June 6, 2014 3:09am
The 30th annual Cobram Historical Society Antique Fair will be celebrated in style with a cocktail night and special guest speaker.
Born and bred in Cobram, Father Michael Elligate AM will return as guest of the opening night celebration on Friday, June 13.
On Saturday and Sunday up to 20 stallholders from across Victoria and NSW will have a variety of antiques and collectables on display.
After three decades of increasing popularity, organiser Pat Kerr said the fair was now recognised as one of the best in Victoria.
‘‘It’s just got better and better over the years,’’ Ms Kerr said.
‘‘We probably only started off with about 10 stalls, we didn’t use all the sections (of Cobram Civic Centre).’’
Also renowned is the food available, with tea and cakes among the fare provided, at a small cost which goes towards fundraising for the society.
‘‘We raised funds for restoration of buildings, like the old school, log cabin and museum we’re working on all the time,’’ Ms Kerr said.
‘‘We’ve sponsored books, there’s been a lot of our funds put into doing the story of Cobram.’’
Ms Kerr said the 30th milestone was important to celebrate and hoped for a big crowd.
‘‘Well in a country town, I don’t think too many things have gone for 30 years and not skipped a year.’’
Apart from the die-hard collectors looking for specific pieces, Ms Kerr said the fair attracted a range of visitors.
‘‘You hear lots of people saying ‘oh gosh, mum had one of those’.
‘‘I think it’s good for people to see things that are in less and less supply.
‘‘Because people didn’t value these things in the ’50s, they thought it was old hat, and wanted to get something modern.’’
With up to 15 members in the society, the annual event has been run by volunteers for its 30 years.
The opening kicks off 6.30
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