Clarendon History Month – May 2012

Visit Clarendon during history month May 2012

What better way to spend a Sunday in May than exploring our historic town. Begin your day with a visit to our famous bakery or if you prefer a sit down meal, head to The Royal Oak Hotel or Clarendon Old Winery. If you prefer to do your own cooking or a picnic lunch, head to River Bend Park (south of the bridge, turn right). Here you will find a beautiful setting by the Onkaparinga River with bbq facilities, tables and toilets. A small  playground sits above the oval to keep the young entertained.

After lunch visit our Historic Hall and see items belonging to our early pioneers.

Watch footage from 1946 “100 year celebrations”. View our display dedicated to the boys from Clarendon Primary School who served for their country. See the large uncut red gum girder from the first timber bridge spanning over 9 metres in length.

Visit the adjacent former Police Station and Courthouse full of antiques, all for sale. Finish your day with a walk down the main street to view many original buildings and soak in the history of the area.

If you can’t make it during May, the Historic Hall is open on the last  Sunday of every month between 1-4pm.