FOR half a century a group of creative Hills residents have been keeping the tradition of arts and crafts alive.
Lesmurdie Arts and Craft Group member Connie Hawkins said the group was founded by eight Lesmurdie residents back in 1968.
“In these early days $1 was donated by each member to cover the costs of exhibiting,” she said.
“In the early days the group owned little or no equipment so members brought everything they needed to set up displays from their own homes.
“Afternoon teas are still important to this day , although the cost is a little higher than the 25 cents for a cup of tea and 3 half scones with jam and cream charged in 1968.”
To mark 50 years since the group’s inception the public is invited to the 50th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6 from 10am to 4pm at Kalamunda Agricultural Hall. Admission is free.
Guest artists include Marianne Aveline, Neil Elliot, Di Ditcham and Adam Gibson who creates furniture from rescued wood.