Old Bega Hospital 2017 Raise the Roof spring fair a day of fun in the sun

TRUE BLUE: Mog Bremner helped those who wanted to try their hand at indigo dyeing outside the spinners and weaver's studio at the Spring Fair. Photo: Claire Lupton
TRUE BLUE: Mog Bremner helped those who wanted to try their hand at indigo dyeing outside the spinners and weaver's studio at the Spring Fair. Photo: Claire Lupton

The sun shone on the Old Bega Hospital for the building’s annual Raise the Roof spring fair on Sunday, October 29. 

The community was invited to explore the old hospital grounds and discover some of the arts and crafts groups that operate on the site. 

The potters, spinners and weavers and leadlighters ran demonstrations, while the Men’s Shed opened its doors to the public.

Throughout the day raffle winners were called up to claim prizes donated by local people and businesses.

For lovers of history, photos of Old Bega Hospital nurses doctors and patients were displayed in the former nurses’ quarters, with a call out for visitors to identify any familiar faces in the images.  

Restoration plans for the Old Bega Hospital were also displayed.

The Friends of the Old Bega Hospital continue to work toward building a roof on the former community centre. They were thrilled with a recent $100,000 grant from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.