Vintage fashion displayed at veteran vehicle rally

Vintage fashion at National Veteran Vehicle Rally Bundaberg
National Veteran Vehicle Rally participant Susan Wards from Lake Macquarie enjoyed checking out vintage fashion at the Bundaberg and District Historical Museum.

It wasn’t just cars on show at the 2019 National Veteran Vehicle Rally picnic as the Bundaberg and District Historical Museum displayed vintage fashions.

Museum coordinator Chris Spence said about 50 garments were displayed.

Some were older than the Edwardian period and all pieces originated from the Bundaberg Region.

“These are treasures and we want to share them with people, and they will be out for people to see until after the school holidays,” Chris said.

“Each piece is so delicate, and we try to display them as often as we can, but we just need to make they are also looked after.

“We have had a lot of people here who were so amazed by everything inside the museum,” Chris said.

He hopes to see hundreds of people come through and check out the display while they are out.

“One lady spent two hours here this morning and another guest spent about four hours browsing through the museum,” he said.

Lake Macquarie couple Susan and John Wards are part of the National Veteran Vehicle Rally and have been interested in vintage vehicles for more than 50 years.

Susan said they arrived in the Bundaberg Region a week ago, and while her husband was more interested in the vehicle side of the rally, she enjoyed the fashions.

“We are having a lovely time here – I have been on rallies since I was 18, so that’s close to 50 years,” Susan said.

“The costumes here are beautiful, they are a little bit earlier than what we have with Edwardian, they are more Victorian but still beautiful and lovely and the fact that they are all authentic and original is fabulous.

“John has had a lifelong passion for these rallies and now that we have the fashions for the ladies it makes it more interesting for us.”

Vintage fashion Bundaberg and District History Museum 2019 National Veteran Vehicle Rally picnic
Vintage fashion was on display at the Bundaberg and District Historical Museum for the 2019 National Veteran Vehicle Rally picnic.