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Evandale Market

Sunday - 10 May 2015

This morning we headed for Evandale which hosts a regular country market every Sunday, from around 8:00am until around 1:30pm. The markets are located in Falls Park, which serves as a free RV caravan and motorhome park during the week. However the free campers are evicted on Saturday to make way for the Sunday Market.

There was a great variety of stalls, including local produce, second-hand books, food vans, general bric-a-brac and local crafts. Brian and Lynn, our dinner companions from last night have a stall at the market and specialise in plaques for football and rugby teams.

Seeing as it was Mothers Day - Di and Lee were treated to morning coffee with scones with jam and cream.

Evandale is renowned as the home of John Glover who was the most important early 19th century landscape artist to work in Australia. In 1832, he settled at Mills Plains (Deddington, near Evandale) on a property that he called 'Patterdale'. Here, he farmed and painted commissioned works for the proud landowners of the Colony, and landscapes for sale in London. Many of these now grace public galleries throughout Australia, as well as overseas. A bronze statue of Glover is located near Falls Park.

Statue of John Glover, colonial artist, at Evandale

Statue of John Glover, colonial artist, at Evandale

Brian and Lynn with their stall at the Evandale Sunday Market

Brian and Lynn with their stall at the Evandale Sunday Market

Go Cats!

Go Cats!

Posted by TwoAces 01:17

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