Lightshow for village’s 150th birthday

Show time: Tim Johnson, Lesley Yeates, Sophie Campbell, Rosemarie Amos, Mary Dowrick Debere and Tony Worland outside the historic theatre building in Millthorpe.

Show time: Tim Johnson, Lesley Yeates, Sophie Campbell, Rosemarie Amos, Mary Dowrick Debere and Tony Worland outside the historic theatre building in Millthorpe.

Millthorpe is having its 150th birthday this year and as part of the village’s sesquicentennial ball, the Tonic reception hall in Pym St will be a canvas for images of the town taken over the last one and a half centuries.

Borrowing the idea from buildings being illuminated with images in Sydney and Bathurst, the front of the building will have the historical images on a rotation between 6pm and 8pm.

Millthorpe Golden Memories Museum have supplied the wide range of images for the show, and member Rosemarie Amos said that the theatre was the most appropriate place for them to be shown.

“The theatre was the hub of social activity in the town so when things like the Cooee March came to town they would have four sittings of supper and the whole town would show up,” she said. 

Ball organiser Mary Dowrick-Debere said that everyone is welcome to come down to Pym St on Friday and Saturday nights, the 1st  and 2nd​ of September, with a chair and something to eat and drink, and enjoy the rolling images.

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