Festival of Yesteryear returns to Mudgee Small Farm Field Days

BACK IN TIME: The Field Days included the Festival of Yesteryear for the second time.
BACK IN TIME: The Field Days included the Festival of Yesteryear for the second time.

For the second year the Mudgee Small Farms Field Days event incorporated the Festival of Yesteryear, hosted by the Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club.

Blacksmithing with David Cookson.

Blacksmithing with David Cookson.

The exhibit offered a step back in time, specifically to show how day to day living and working was done in years gone by, with the main aim being that the demonstrations were live not static.

This includes the art of blacksmithing, whipmaking and leatherwork, and even milking a cow (just to show where milk actually comes from).

The popular ‘Leura Bodger’ Roy Davi returned with his traditional pole-lathe greenwood turner, using sticks and string teamed with old tools to do the work of a modern lathe although pedal-powered.

The Machinery Club also acknowledged the 100 years of the Fordson tractor in 2017, a few of which are owned by members and were brought along.

They also held the tractor pull exhibition.

The Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club held the tractor pull.

The Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club held the tractor pull.

More static displays included the Mudgee Historical Society’s photographic display of past industries of the local region.

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