Very good news that the FREMANTLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL will remain independent and won’t be incorporated in the Fremantle Festival, as was suggested by the Cultural Development Department of the city.
On Wednesday the council voted on it and unanimously rejected the proposal.
Many residents and the Society believed the Heritage Festival would be snowed under and diminished when becoming part of the already successful Fremantle Festival, with less media coverage and less participation because so much else would already be on.
This year’s Heritage Festival attracted very good crowds with sell out Don’s Tram Tours, an almost full house at the Bernard Carney concert, over 150 people doing the Cemetery Tour and over 75 were at the Club Crawl, while hundreds came to see the vintage motorbikes at King’s Square.
We at the Fremantle Society are very much looking forward to being a very active part of the next Heritage Festival and are also planning to take part in this year’s Fremantle Festival.
You will see more of us at other events in the future as well as we want to have a bigger public presence than we had in the past. Come and say hello, become a member, buy a book, give us a smile and support!
It has been a very active year for the Society so far and we have received recognition for it by winning the Fremantle Heritage Award for a community group as well as winning best book for Fighting for Fremantle by Ron and Dianne Davidson, while committee member Bob Reece also received an award for an unpublished book.
Our colourful brand new DL brochures are slowly being distributed around town. If you would like some for your shops, schools, galleries, etc. please do contact me on 0419 850981 and I will deliver them to you.