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Our Visit To Werribee Park
Leaving Fleet Street our group made its way through the city, over the Westgate bridge onto the Geelong road heading for Werribee.
At the beginning, the weather was not the kindest but on reaching our roadside coffee stop the sun came out and we had a pleasant time enjoying our coffee and biscuits in the sunshine.
It was then onto Werribee Mansions, where, on arrival we were given a talk on the history of the buildings and owners over the past years.
We were then given recorders which enabled each of us to inspect and listen to the description of each room and its history. and hear people, such as Dame Nellie Melba singing
After our inspection we made our way to the rose garden where we viewed the many roses on display
It was then onto a local restaurant, Wyndham Cache, where we enjoyed a delightful luncheon. On conclusion we boarded our bus back to Fleet street.
Many thanks to the organisers , Arthur and Ron for an enjoyable outing.
Our Probus and Syndal Ladies Probus Club boarded our bus on a sunny morning at Mount Waverley.
A stop at Ballan for coffee caused a slight delay which meant that next stop was The Convent at Daylesford missing the walk down the Main Street
We entered The Covent and then had a tour of the chapel and convent followed by a pleasant lunch.
After lunch we drove to the Mill Market and spent time viewing the wide range of oddments for sale. Then onto Creswick stopping at the “Overwrought Display” viewing the various pieces of wrought iron work.
We then made our way to the RACV resort at Creswick, where, after resting, pre dinner drinks were served prior to our dinner in a room set aside for us,
After dinner we were entertained by Brendan Britt who rendered many old songs for us to enjoy and dance to.
After a late check out we drove to the woollen mills at Creswick looking at the weaving mills with shopping for woollen goods
It was then onto Ballarat with rain threatening. We were fortunate to see the botanical gardens with its fine floral display in the conservatory.
As we sat down for lunch rain set in and was with us all the way back to Mt Waverley
Many thanks to our bus driver, Peter, who gave us a tour of Ballarat before returning to Mount Waverley.