HISTORY: Gatton and District Historical Village member Vera Wheeler in Mrs Malcolm's Tuckshop, which was located on William Street, Gatton in the 1920s.
HISTORY: Gatton and District Historical Village member Vera Wheeler in Mrs Malcolm's Tuckshop, which was located on William Street, Gatton in the 1920s. Meg Bolton

An opportunity to time travel right in your backyard

TIME travel is a weekly event for Barry Hoffman, Roy Angee, Roy Walker and Vera Walker.

Each week the four Gatton and District Historical Village members take time out of their modern day lives to ensure the next generations have the opportunity to understand how life used to be.

From ploughing fields to hand milking the cows, Mrs Walker said remembering the past was key to appreciating life in the present.

The Walkers did not have family history in the Lockyer Valley region, but they prioritised preserving history for others.

Mrs Walker said people have travelled from interstate to the historical village to find out their family history, but due to a limited amount of manpower the historical records weren't found.

"We just don't have enough members to compute the data and record history,” Mrs Walker said.

But the group want that to change, they urged others to join the cause at the village.

Gatton and District Historical Village president Barry Hoffman said with more members the village could also open more frequently than the first Sunday of every month.

The historical village on Freemans Road is made up of about 20 different buildings, which were transferred to the site and restored to their former glory to form a museum.


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