Brayshaw Park will be rockin'

00:26, Feb 05 2014

Brayshaw Park will be in the full rock'n'roll-themed swing of things tomorrow for the Heritage Day celebrations.

The park's president Carroll Wiblin says that they decided to go with the same theme as last year after 2013 was such a success.

Those coming along are encouraged to dress up in classic 1950s rock'n'roll outfits, with prizes for the best dressed.

The park will be a hive of activity with societies and clubs opening their doors and giving demonstrations depicting years gone by.

"There will be a number of different displays this year, with a lot being interactive so the public can give things a go. For example the stamp club will ‘open' the old post office to give people a taste of what it used to be like," Carroll says.

The Vintage Car Club will have a range of cars from the era on display, and the Creative Fibre Guild will be doing demonstrations and offering to let the public have a go at spinning and weaving. There will also be all manner of farm machinery on display again this year.


The Garrison Society will have military displays of equipment, uniforms and vehicles.

For the children there will be miniature train rides and toy yachts to sail on the pond. There is also a "passport contest" being run by the Marlborough Historic Society whereby children get a passport and have it stamped at the displays to go into a prize draw.

The highlight of the day will be at 2.30pm with the grand parade, that will include the Marlborough Brass Band and Marlborough Districts Pipe Band.

This may be Carroll's 16th year helping to make the day a success, but is her first as park president.

"I'm quite excited for the day this year - it should be another really good one," she says.

Entry is by gold coin donation, with gates open 10am to 4pm.

The Marlborough Express