A step back in time
I RECENTLY received an invite to ‘step back in time’ and attend a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Connors Mill.
Being a past staff member, I am one of the few who served under all five managers.
It was an excellent evening and congratulations must go to all involved especially Margie Eberle the shire museum curator and to Beth Frayne for compiling the historical booklet which highlights all five main eras of the mill.
We all realise the wonderful deed that former Crs Mac Wroth and Ted Davey did when, with community support behind them, they managed to save the mill from demolition.Read more
I had not trod those stairs inside since 2010, so walking among the renovated exhibits brought back a lot of memories, especially of how hot it is on the top floor.
After working there for so long when it was the tourist centre, many different characters passed through those front doors, but as I typed on the mother of all typewriters, put up with dust coming from the mill equipment installation, making numerous cups of tea for volunteers, the visitors kept on rocking up asking for information and directions.
It was an incredible place to work.
We always drive by without giving the mill a second thought, or think it is a great place to park in the shade if you want to sneak a coffee but give yourself a treat and go and see the exhibits in there at least once this year.
Let’s celebrate this magnificent building that has been through fire and seen so much by visiting and thinking of the people who have gone before you in 150 years.