Trivia Tuesday: Where Am I?

Published on Tuesday, 11 January 2022 at 4:40:00 PM

Trivia Tuesday

I once homed a ship and now host moving picture shows. Where am I?

Bonus points for:

  • What was the name of the ship?
  • What is your favourite outdoor movie memory? What was playing?

Let’s travel back in time to learn more about this destination!

“On December 1948 it was announced that: The Bridgetown Advancement Policy Pool …is proceeding with plans for the development of a memorial park. It has bought land in Hampton-street at the northern entrance to the town for over £600 and proposes to spend a further £1,500 on its development. The park will contain a memorial entrance porch in honour of the men and women who served in World Wars I and II, the R.S.L. Hall and the Ambulance Hall. The ground will soon be equipped with playground material for children.” – InHerit Website

Most unexpectedly, until 2008, visitors would be stumble upon a near scale replica of the “Bridgetown” Barque, which exported the first load of wool from the Nelson District.

Now, back to the future! If you now meander alongside the Geegelup Brook heading out of town towards Greenbushes, you will reach Memorial Park. To your right, you will see that the Memorial Gate House and War Memorial still stand proud. A rose garden blooms fragrantly in its midst. It still hosts a yearly ANZAC Service and the erected monuments serve to honour veterans who served in World Wars I and II, Korea, Malay, The Gulf War, East Timor, Vietnam and Afghanistan.

Today, besides being an idyllic spot to picnic under the trees, Memorial Park hosts our Bridgetown Film Festival. We kicked off this year with The Dry, a 2020 Australia Mystery Drama Thriller Film. Before everyone nestled into watching the film, Tracey Barnett serenaded 70 rugged up moviegoers.

Although we are a smallish town, new residents are often surprised at the variety of events and activities held here. If you wish to see what is upcoming, consider subscribing to the Bridgetown Visitor’s Centre What’s On.

Do keep a lookout for the full program coming out soon, including our Australia Day Feature Film! In the meantime, we hope you will join us for Raya and The Last Dragon, playing tomorrow, Wednesday, 12 January.

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