Heritage Fest thrill

Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club will hold an exhibition of vintage photographs, ephemera and rare antique bikes as part of the Heritage Festival.

Story appeared in: Inner West Times | April 11th, 2018

A RARE vintage bike show, a tour of a lavish 'Egyptian' room and other intriguing mementoes of the past, will be on offer as part of the upcoming Inner West 2018 Heritage Festival.
With the theme, 'My Culture, My Story', the festival, under the auspices of the National Trust, celebrates the diversity of cultures that have shaped Australia's shared heritage.
This is especially true in the Inner West, according to Mayor Darcy Byrne: "The rich tapestry and cultural wealth of the Inner West has inspired our history team to work with heritage groups to deliver a fascinating program of events.
"For example, the Federation of Italian Migrant Workers (FILEF) is presenting two events.
"As well, one of Australia's longest running bicycle clubs, Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club, is collaborating on an exhibition of vintage photographs, ephemera and rare antique bikes.
'On your bike' will feature some of the country's best cyclists, including Lionel Cox who won gold in the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, who were members of Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club formed in 1908."
Free, check it out in the StirrUp Gallery, Addison Road Community Centre, May 9-15, 9am-5pm.
'Freemasons in the Egyptian Room' is on offer in Petersham's Royal Arch Masonic Temple and is justifiably called one of Australia's treasured icons, listed by the National Trust in 1979.
It's on at 23-35 New Canterbury Road, Petersham, on Sunday, April 29, 10.30am-12.30pm.
'Look Up! Mementoes from the past' features the shop tops in the Inner West which are the subject of this talk by Ashfield & District Historical Society heritage adviser, David Rollinson.
Free, it's at Ashfield Service Centre Library Local Studies Room, Level 2, on Sunday, May 20, 1pm-4pm.
For more info, go to www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/heritage-festival

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Publication: Inner West Times | Section: News | Author: Mark Kirkland | Story ID: 136252 | Viewcount: 3254