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Richmond revels in its colonial history

RICHMOND was thrust back in time to its colonial heyday earlier this month when the much-loved Richmond Village Colonial Fair returned for another year.

The annual event delighted patrons with the rich history of the area and featured a range of historical costumes, live music, food, arts and crafts.

Federal Member for Franklin Julie Collins, who officially opened the event, said the fair was a great way of highlighting Richmond’s history and showcasing some of the region’s local products and produce.

“The fair is non-profit and is run entirely by locals, which is why I think it does such a good job of showcasing the best of Richmond,” Ms Collins said.

“It was great to open this local initiative and learn more about the colonial history of Richmond.

“Congratulations to the organisers and I look forward to another great event in 2018.”

For more information about the Richmond Village Colonial Fair, visit www.richmondvillagefair.com.au.

Caption: From left, Clarence City Council alderman Heather Chong, Labor candidate for Rumney Sarah Lovell and Federal Member for Franklin Julie Collins at the recent Richmond Village Colonial Fair.