Step back in time

A large crowd gathers on the steps of the Oamaru Opera House for the annual group photo while penny-farthing riders David Wilson (right) and Colin Barnes ride past.

The photo shoot is part of the town’s Victorian heritage celebrations, which started on Wednesday and wrap up tomorrow with the Victorian fete in the Victorian precinct.

Yesterday’s events included a garden party at the Oamaru Public Gardens, and the North Otago Temperance Benefit Ball at the Scottish Hall.

A grand street parade begins at noon today, starting at the corner of Tyne and Wansbeck Sts before winding its way along lower Thames St to the opera house.

A Victorian banquet will be held at 7pm and a "servants’ shindig and shenanigans" night from 8pm at the Oamaru Club.

The theme of this year’s celebrations is Upstairs Downstairs. 

Photo: Peter McIntosh
Photo: Peter McIntosh

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