A big day out

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One hundred years ago, with the beginning of the First World War, loyalty and fun came together at a Grand Patriotic Carnival at Five Dock Park.

Some of the more unusual events included a ladies nail-driving competition, a greasy pig chase, guessing the number of nails in a bottle and guessing the dead weight of a sheep. The bottle of nails, quite practically, was later one of the items on offer in a special auction.

The funds raised by the the Grand Patriotic Carnival went to the Five Dock and Abbotsford Patriotic Fund.

The full program can be seen on flickr.

Posted on October 20, 2014, in Five Dock, More than just a name and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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