Mike Whitney visits Carcoar for Sydney Weekender

Cutaway: Mike Whitney and his film crew interview the owner of the Carcoar Toy Museum, Warwick Powell for an upcoming episode of Sydney Weekender. Photo: Mark Logan
Cutaway: Mike Whitney and his film crew interview the owner of the Carcoar Toy Museum, Warwick Powell for an upcoming episode of Sydney Weekender. Photo: Mark Logan

Channel Seven’s Sydney Weekender program has been showing for nearly 25 years and this weekend they visited Carcoar and other areas within the Central West for the very first time.

Neville Sidings, Abercrombie Caves and several sites within Carcoar are all being highlighted in an episode that will go air on Saturday March 12.

Host of the program, and NSW cricket legend Mike Whitney, said that his earliest memory of Carcoar was in his early days of playing cricket.

“It was in Sydney and he was one of the Toohey’s from out at Barry,” he said. “I had never heard of Carcoar and it’s taken me this long to get out here.”

During his time in Carcoar Whitney explored the displays within Warwick Powell’s Carcoar Toy Museum, and his enthusiasm for the displays were genuine.

“I have a huge collection of cricket memorabilia, including 200 signed cricket bats” he said, as he took in the extensive display. “But this is truly amazing. It’s like I’m here looking at my childhood.”