Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TROVE Tuesday - Picnic time

PENFIELD. January 6

On Monday at this little township people gathered from all directions, preparatory to starting for St. Kilda Beach, where the employees of Messrs. Hastwell & Son held their annual picnic. The company in an hour and a half arrived at the shore, and while some enjoyed cricket, croquet, quoits, and dancing, others bathed or caught crabs, of which there was a fine supply. The whole arrangements were excellent and enjoyable. The provisions were ample, and cordiality prevailed. The farmers are busy reaping, and some will soon be finished. Some settlers have reaped from 15 to 25 bushels per acre. The rough weather has done very little harm to the crops, except in some places where the grain has been shaken a little.
 
The Register 17 January 1876

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