Competition a hark again to King Road’s heyday
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.
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.”
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 email@example.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