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Cobram Historical Society’s Antique Collectables Fair on again

By Cobram Courier

Cobram Historical Society’s Antique Collectables Fair is fast approaching with the annual event celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

The weekend-long event starts at Cobram Civic Centre on Friday with the gala opening, where collectables will be available to buy before the fair opens on Saturday.

Cobram Historical Society president Pat Kerr said it would be a showcase event for the town, one of the best antique fairs in country Victoria.

‘‘We have dealers coming who specialise in the likes of jewellery, fine china, cutlery sets, Georgian and French furniture and lots more,’’ Mrs Kerr said.

‘‘There will be a vast array of special homemade cakes and hot food on both days.’’

As well as the historical society volunteers, Cobram Secondary College hospitality students will work in the kitchen and serve afternoon tea at the event to raise money for their valedictory dinner.

Profits from the past 15 years have helped a wide wide of community projects, including repairs and maintenance of the Cobram log cabin, digitising the Cobram Courier from 1888 to 1970 on Trove, the construction of a machinery shed and maintenance of the old school.

●The fair is open Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. Tickets for Friday’s gala opening night are available at Kerr Real Estate.