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.

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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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