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April 16, 2021

There’s more to Old & Gold than trash ‘n’ treasure

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Old & Gold 2014. Photo Jeff Dawson
Old & Gold 2014. Photo Jeff Dawson

Old & Gold afficionados will know that an eagle eye keeps young festivalgoers as excited by the proceedings as their vintage car driving seniors.

This year also saw the official opening of  the Frank Mills Historical seat. Created by local sculptor Suvira, the seat contains artefacts representing key periods in Frank’s life as a sleeper cutter, farmer, rural fire chief and historian.

As an added bonus, a plaque attached to the seat contains a QR code which, when scanned, links to a video by our own Sharon Shostak about the building of the seat.

It is the first of 10 that are set to be built along Tweed Street. Each will depict an aspect of Brunswick’s history and culture.


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