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June 19, 2024

Old and Gold on this Saturday in Bruns

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A full moon ‘Winter Wiggle’ is on Saturday as the solstice tribe connect. They will be rocking Durrumbul Hall from 6pm till midnight with local legendary DJs: Pob, Halo, Ria Listic and 4 Eyes; plus special guests Daddy Issues  – making a road trip from the Central Coast; and Avaxa – will be slipping in a wiggle in her world festival schedule, flying up from Melbourne.

Cassandra Hynes, Holly Ripper and Shah Emerson from Brunswick Heads’ famous burgertorium, Old Maids. They are principal sponsor for Old and Gold, along with Social Remedy. Jeff ‘Maid In Bruns’ Dawson

Come rain, hail or shine, the Old & Gold Festival will celebrate 20 years this Saturday. There will be 100 registered garage sales, three fairs, and plenty of music, food and activities for the kids. 

‘We are so excited for the 20th birthday of the Old and Gold Festival. Old and Gold is now vintage and collectable,’ said Cherie Heale from the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre. 

‘Instead of the Ye Olde Church Fair we will be having the Banner Park Flea Market in and around the Housie Shed in Banner Park opposite the Hotel Brunswick. A huge shout out to our Principal Sponsors Old Maids and Social Remedy.’

Contender Jackson Smith (right), believes he has the marbles to take on reigning Australian Marbles Champion, Damien Farrell, at Saturday’s upcoming contest. Jeff ‘Loose Marbles Since ’86’ Dawson

Marbles Championship

The Australian Marbles Championship is back in Banner Park and contender Jackson Smith believes he has the marbles to take on reigning Australian Marbles Champion, Damien Farrell, at Saturday’s upcoming contest. The tournament will be held at the Bruns Sound Shell, as part of the Old and Gold Festival (11am to 2pm, Saturday in Banner Park opposite the Bruns Pub).

‘While I have generally been enjoying the adulation that comes with being Australian Champion, the media attention is over the top,’ said Mr Farrell. 

‘If Jeff Dawson doesn’t stop camping out in front of my house and stalking me, I’ll have to take out an AVO!’

There will be live entertainment at the Memorial Hall featuring Hub Cap Stan and the Sidewalk Stompers and Social Remedy will have recovery lounge at the Salt Mill, try their recovery boots for weary shopping legs.


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1 COMMENT

  1. So sad to hear about the Fire at Mullumbimby Railway Station.
    The Railway Station was the Hub of the town for Railway travel and Transport of Goods, in the Town of Mullumbimby. South to Byron Bay, Bangalow, Binna Burra, Bexhill to Lismore for Days out.
    North from Mullum to Billinudgel, Yelgun, Crabbs Creek, Football, Burringbar, Upper Burringbar, Stokers Siding, Dunbible & onto Murwillumbah for a days Shopping.
    I was reared in Mullumbimby from 1942 and finally left in 1966.
    A then, married & young Woman.
    My younger Brothers & I always played in the Railway Park on the Swings & the old Log swing, secured by chains, that only went North to South when pushed. Great Fun!
    I live at Coolangatta now & am 86 years old.
    Several times a year I drive down to Mullumbimby just to see what’s going on & in my Heart I say, “Hello Mullumbimby, I’m back”.
    Also I do that then I call into Woolworth that was built in the Railway Paddock on the Western side of the Railway line.
    All the travelling Circus tents were put up there, in my Childhood, where Woolworths now Stands.
    What price is progress ?
    Cheers Lorna Virgo

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