Don’t miss trip down memory lane

KDHS member Gay Bridgement with some of the photographs that will be on display for the first time at this year’s show. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d398432
KDHS member Gay Bridgement with some of the photographs that will be on display for the first time at this year’s show. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d398432

Long-time Hills residents will be able to take a trip down Kalamunda’s memory lane at the show with a photographic exhibition run by the Kalamunda District Historical Society and Royal WA Historical Society.

Decades-old images of the first brick building in Kalamunda, debutantes, a show queen on a parade float and log-chopping competitions in the 1940s will be on display in the foyer of the agricultural hall.

KDHS member Gay Bridgement said digging through the archives to come up with the photos had been fun.

‘The main theme for the photographs we have chosen is anything to do with the building that became the agricultural hall,’ she said.

‘One of my favourites though is the one of the float parade because we just don’t have those anymore; another favourite is a group of men galloping on their horses in a dash race.’

Ms Bridgement said the collection would be displayed in the Kalamunda library after the show. This is the first time RWAHS has displayed photographs at the show.

Organisers have created a line-up of events and attractions to help make the celebration bigger this year, with the 10th Light Horse display, animal nursery, log chopping, kids activity corner and fireworks on both nights.