Vintage-style fun at Retro Rewind

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Lisa of West Leederville and Bryce of Bayswater with the phones on display at the Wanneroo Regional Museum stall. Picture: Bethany L Smith

By Bethany L Smith

VISITORS to Retro Rewind tapped their toes and swung their hips despite a sweltering afternoon at Yanchep National Park on Saturday, March 10.

If music and dancing was not their thing visitors could thanks to the City of Wanneroo purchase vintage style dresses and purses or buy the authentic merchandise from a stall such as Tracey’s Terrific Treasures.

Store owner Tracey said vintage had a big following and there was something for everyone of any age.

“Who wouldn’t want a great day out (in the national park) at a family orientated event?’’ she said.

Volunteers from the national park held a very busy sausage sizzle with the proceeds going towards the parks maintenance.

The retro theme extended to the Perth City Street Machine Club, which also had a stall up and running, looking for new members and showing off their own prized possessions.

There was also plenty of activities available for children to enjoy.

The Water Corporation showed children how the water cycle works with a beaded bracelet activity.

They were also giving away 4-minute timers to encourage people to take shorter showers and be water wise.

A volunteer recruitment drive was held by the WA Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services Association.

All were welcome to sit in their fire truck, take photos and spread the word of the organisation.

The Wanneroo Regional Museum had a touch table for children, big or small.

The display featured a retro toaster, a ladle and telephones with cords attached.

Museum collector and storyteller Bryce said it was difficult to get more retro.

“It’s great to get the kids to guess what each thing is and the parents love to reminisce and show their children what it was like before everything was wireless,’’ he said.