Sunday, June 03, 2012

History Alive at Fort Lytton

I am often surprised to learn how few local people from the Wynnum Manly area, have visited Fort Lytton, which is only a short distance away, which celebrates one aspect of Queensland History.

In June there is always a special event, called History Alive, which is on the weekend of June 9th and 10th.

The following is from History Alive website -

"We have a huge range of things to see!

The gates open at 9:30am with Fort Lytton’s 64-pounders firing at 10am.

On the main field, we have activities ranging from Napoleonic battles to WW2 displays. In the encampments, see how people of bygone eras really lived. In The Hall, check out local historical groups and dance displays. There is food available for purchase and some great stalls where you can buy something to take home with you!"

It is a great place to take children (grandparents, this is an opportunity to show your grandchildren a little history!)

There is food, but plenty of places to picnic with your own food.

The ceremony when the guns fire every hour is worth watching too, as is the little faces when they hold their hands to their ears as the big guns boom.

Public transport is not available from Wynnum, so you need your own car to get there, and there is usually plenty of parking.

Following is a video from the History Alive Website.

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