Agricultural Shed Declared Open

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LAURA.SHIPLEY

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The West Otago Vintage Club opened a new $150,000 agricultural shed on Saturday.

Club membership officer Wilma Brock said the shed would be home to large agricultural equipment, including horse-drawn buggies, harvesters and traction engines.

There will also be an agricultural bike display.

“We have been working on the shed for four years,” Mrs Brock said.

The money for the 5000sqm shed was raised from donations from the West Otago community.

The club held a barbecue to celebrate the opening.

Sizzle . . . West Otago Vintage Club vice-chairman Alan Blee prepares food for the public attending the opening of the agricultural shed. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan unveiled an official plaque after the barbecue.

Club past president Roger Brock said he was happy with how the opening went.

“It was good. There was 80 people there, which is more than I expected.

“It helped that it was a nice day,” Mr Brock said.

The shed is located across the road from the West Otago Vintage Museum.

The club had also bought the section next to the shed, which would be used for open-air displays once the house was moved off it.

The vintage club was formed in 1958.