CLUB RUN TO THE OAKS

At last, a lovely sunny day for our first run for 2022.  Due to the poor condition of the roads none of our classics made an appearance however Steve and Denise, Dennis and Lynda (new members) and Merv and Heather arrived in their MINI Cooper S collection.After a quick catch up the group headed up the hills to The Oaks arriving at the Wollondilly Heritage Centre and Museum to a warm welcome with a lovely morning tea of home made scones and other goodies.Our tour host, Trish, then escorted us to the Drill Hall and gave a brief explanation of how the Centre came about and now operates.  We then watched a video on the “disappearance” of Burragorang Valley in the 50s, to make way for the water storage in the Warragamba Dam.  Some interesting film of families moving out of the Valley and also some footage of the building of the Dam.  Trish explained the residents were quite poorly compensated for losing their properties, some having been in families for many generations.We were then free to explore the rest of the buildings which is quite an excellent collection of local history and other items from around the 50s and tributes to local men who served in World War 1 and World War 2.Before leaving we had a meeting and Minutes will be sent out to all members.We then made the short trip up the road to The Oaks Pub for lunch.  A varied menu at reasonable Pub prices and everyone appeared to enjoy their choice of meal.After more catching up, the group went their separate ways heading home.  Our next event is planned for Sunday 15th May which is National Motoring Day.  Destination to be advised.Stay safe.

 

 

Missed the event? We cant share the pub meal, but you can get a great insight into the Wollondilly Heritage Centre in the video link below.