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Eurobodalla Woodcraft Guild and the red telephone box


Eurobodalla Woodcraft Guild have just finished restoring the old telephone box belonging to the Moruya Museum. The telephone box has always been an attraction for children visiting the Museum but over the years it had deteriorated to a state where it was becoming unsafe and in urgent need of restoration.

It is always good to see one local community group able to use their skills to help out another. The “Woodies” have done a number of community projects over the years including seating at the Botanic Gardens, Easels for U3A and the Council Libraries, seating for the Hanging Rock Tennis Club to mention a few.

The telephone will soon be back in full working order with the children able to ring their friend in the next room by picking up a receiver and turning a handle causing the phone to ring another old style phone.

Above:Prior to restoration, and the telephone reinstated at the Museum.


Above: Telephone handover left to right from the Museum David Montgomery, Huon Hassall, from the “Woodies” Eric Simes, Ken McIntyre and Ann Salmon. Photo taken by Susan Page.

Below is an image and information sheet on the telephone which is installed inside the box.


About the the Eurobodalla Woodies Club

The aims of the club are to :

  • foster an interest in the artistic merits of fine woodworking, especially with young people in the local community

  • organise and/or participate in educational events to improve the skill levels of those interested in the craft of woodworking

  • use our woodcraft skills and equipment to benefit local charities and community groups

  • provide a forum for mutual advice, help and problem-solving for members.

Activities

The Guild is a non profit organisation whose activities include:

  • making toys for under-privileged children which are donated to various organisations at Christmas

  • providing woodcrafts to aid fund raising for other charitable organisations, e.g. provision of items for raffles

  • providing educational lectures and demonstrations, and where appropriate, inviting neighbouring woodworking and other interested community groups to participate

  • producing and selling woodwork items in order to accumulate funds for the purchase of materials and woodworking equipment to assist in meeting the Guild’s objectives and activities.

The Guild meets Mondays and Wednesdays at the Original Mogo Goldfields Colony at Mogo.

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