Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village Excursion – Judy Sara

Old Tailem Town Banner-1aExcursion to Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village, Sunday 20th May

Cost $25 Pensioners $22  If we are a group of 15 or more we can get in for $22 each.

We met near the entrance off Princes Highway, Tailem Bend at 10am.

It turned out to be a dull day, brightened by autumn leaves.

Tailem Town 1

While many were reading the latest Sunday Mail at home, six of us ventured to Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village and the Sunday Mail was there as well.

Over ninety houses and building from South Australia were rescued from demolition and placed along the twelve steets of the village. The pioneer houses reminded us of what could be made with material on hand. We strolled along the streets, peeking into life from the past.

The town hall with its piano on the stage evoked memories of old fashioned country dances. This was reinforced by music, from the distant past, blasting down the streets.

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Although the village is privately owned, volunteers help run it. The buildings and contents are showing signs of neglect, but this adds character to the place and provides interesting photographic opportunities.

There were even opportunities to get images for our next competition the macro/micro/close up.

Steve, Judy, Greg and I took many photos but did not have time to see everything as we had to leave after lunch. Les and Di, however picked up their cameras and continued photographing into the afternoon.

Way past warranty

Editor – A few images from the archives when Sam and I visited Old Tailem town in 2012;  There is just so much dusty old junk – it is absolutely intriguing.