Step Again Into King Road Heritage Competition returns Saturday, Could 18 – Port Stephens Examiner

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Competition a hark again to King Road’s heyday

HISTORIC: Step Back Into King Street Heritage Festival organiser Kaye Newton with a vintage Kodak camera. The festival returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, May 18. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

HISTORIC: Step Again Into King Road Heritage Competition organiser Kaye Newton with a classic Kodak digital camera. The pageant returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, Could 18. Image: Ellie-Marie Watts

Step Back Into King Street Heritage Festival organiser Kaye Newton with a vintage Kodak camera. The festival returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, May 18.

Step Again Into King Road Heritage Competition organiser Kaye Newton with a classic Kodak digital camera. The pageant returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, Could 18.

Step Back Into King Street Heritage Festival organiser Kaye Newton with a vintage Kodak camera. The festival returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, May 18.

Step Again Into King Road Heritage Competition organiser Kaye Newton with a classic Kodak digital camera. The pageant returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, Could 18.

Step Back Into King Street Heritage Festival organiser Kaye Newton with a vintage Kodak camera. The festival returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, May 18.

Step Again Into King Road Heritage Competition organiser Kaye Newton with a classic Kodak digital camera. The pageant returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, Could 18.

Step Back Into King Street Heritage Festival organiser Kaye Newton with a vintage Kodak camera. The festival returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, May 18.

Step Again Into King Road Heritage Competition organiser Kaye Newton with a classic Kodak digital camera. The pageant returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, Could 18.

Step Back Into King Street Heritage Festival organiser Kaye Newton with a vintage Kodak camera. The festival returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, May 18.

Step Again Into King Road Heritage Competition organiser Kaye Newton with a classic Kodak digital camera. The pageant returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, Could 18.

Step Back Into King Street Heritage Festival organiser Kaye Newton with a vintage Kodak camera. The festival returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, May 18.

Step Again Into King Road Heritage Competition organiser Kaye Newton with a classic Kodak digital camera. The pageant returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, Could 18.

Step Back Into King Street Heritage Festival organiser Kaye Newton with a vintage Kodak camera. The festival returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, May 18.

Step Again Into King Road Heritage Competition organiser Kaye Newton with a classic Kodak digital camera. The pageant returns to Raymond Terrace on Saturday, Could 18.

The new sign in King Street sharing its historical value.

The brand new check in King Road sharing its historic worth.

King Street, Raymond Terrace.

King Road, Raymond Terrace.

The new sign in King Street sharing its historical value.

The brand new check in King Road sharing its historic worth.

All issues previous shall be new once more when the Step Again Into King Road Heritage Competition returns for the fifth yr on Could 18.

The pageant encourages its attendees to decorate up in classic garments, participate in conventional video games, find out about and benefit from the historic worth of Raymond Terrace’s King Road in a day of enjoyable and leisure.

“It was began to boost consciousness about King Road and it undoubtedly does that,” Kaye Newton, an organiser of the pageant, mentioned.

“It brings those who do not know that this a part of the city exists right here.”

The pageant provides residents and guests to Raymond Terrace an opportunity to expertise the historic avenue because it was in its heyday – the 1800 and 1900s.

1946 Raymond Terrace King Street.

1946 Raymond Terrace King Road.

The road nonetheless options a variety of historic buildings, together with some relationship again to the 1890s.

For the previous three years the King Road Preservation and Motion Group has labored to boost consciousness about its historic significance.

The annual pageant, supported with a cultural grant from Port Stephens Council and sponsors equivalent to Raymond Terrace Bowling Membership and MarketPlace, is a method the group raises consciousness.

Through the pageant, King Road is closed to visitors.

Between 10am and 3pm guests can get pleasure from strolling across the avenue, go to stalls, participate in video games, see reside leisure and demonstrations and even participate greatest dressed competitions.

There shall be competitions for one of the best dressed man, lady and little one. There may also be a prize for one of the best hat or bonnet worn on the day.

“We might like to see extra folks dressed up this yr,” Ms Newton mentioned. “It provides much more to the pageant once you see folks dressed up, and it is numerous enjoyable.”

Kaye Newton holding a vintage Kodak Six-20 Folding Brownie Bellows Film Camera, which were made in UK from 1937 to 1940. She is encouraging people to bring antiques to the May 18 King Street heritage festival to have them evaluated.

Kaye Newton holding a classic Kodak Six-20 Folding Brownie Bellows Movie Digicam, which have been made in UK from 1937 to 1940. She is encouraging folks to carry antiques to the Could 18 King Road heritage pageant to have them evaluated.

A brand new function to the pageant this yr shall be an opportunity to have antiques values.

Evaluators from the Raymond Terrace-based 2nd Time Round will present their companies between 12.30pm and a pair of.30pm.

“If there’s something your grandparents gave you and also you want to have it valued, carry it with you on the day,” Ms Newton mentioned.

“If it is a big merchandise, carry some good pictures of it.”

Some pageant favourites from final yr together with the dress-up picture sales space and Penny Farthing demonstrations will return this yr.

Neighborhood teams together with Raymond Terrace Scouts, Lions, Rotary, the Boomerang Park Motion Group, Salvation Military Hope Neighborhood Choir, Irrawang Excessive College Drum Corps. the Wandering Wallalong Boys (Irish dancers), Raymond Terrace Males’s Shed, senior residents and for the primary time this yr, the All Saint’s Anglican Church.

The pageant contains a city crier, who this yr shall be Ben Tranter, and a poetry and storyteller, offered by Cill Van Der Velden.

King Road Preservation and Motion Group is looking for volunteers to assist on the day. Anybody is requested to get in contact via the group’s Fb web page or e mail kayenewton@bigpond.com.

2019 Competition Program

10am-3pm: Penny Farthing Demonstrations

10am-10.55am: Raymond Terrace Males’s Shed Band

10.30am-1.30pm: City Crier – Ben Tranter

11.10am-11.40am: Irrawang Excessive College Drum Corps

11.45am-12.15pm: Hope Neighborhood Choir

11.400am-2pm: Wandering Wallalong Boys – Irish music

12.20pm-12.40pm: Voyage of Irish Dance

12.30pm-2.30pm: Antiques Valued

12.40pm: MarketPlace Greatest Hat or Bonnet Parade, MarketPlace Greatest Classic Dressed Grownup

12.45pm: MarketPlace Greatest Classic Dressed Baby

12.50pm: Colouring Competitors Winners Awarded

1pm-1.30pm and a pair of.15pm-2.45pm: Cill Van Der Velden – Authentic Storyteller, Poetry

1.30pm-2pm: Dance Excessive Jazz Dance

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