Transport of delight celebrates 150 years

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
VideoA wide variety of vehicles were taken for a spin through Bridgetown last Saturday to celebrate the town's sesquicentenary.

Bridgetown’s 150th birthday was celebrated in style with a transport cavalcade held on Saturday.

The event showcased a variety of vehicles to have passed through the town over the past 150 years.

These included a wide variety of transport from an ice cream truck, old cars and motorbikes, trucks, tractors and even a modern vehicle powered by lithium batteries.

Several ambulances also joined the procession, alongside the region’s fire brigades which showcased a 1968 fire truck as well as the rest of their present day trucks from 1973, 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Chris Sousa from the Bush Fire Brigade Historical Group said the cavalcade was a great chance to showcase the vehicles to the community. “I guess it’s something people don’t see every day,” he said.

The cavalcade set off at 10am from River Park, with the emergency vehicles bringing up the rear of the line-up.

The cavalcade finished just past the Warren Health Service at the Bridgetown show grounds for an exhibition display and fete.

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