Oatlands Xmas Pageant

Wow it has been such a busy time with work and shopping for Xmas presents and stuff. The days have flown by and they hasn’t been a lot of time for posting photographs. I had taken some pictures but haven’t posted a thing in ages. Well Friday the 15th of December was pageant night here in Oatlands so I decided to find a good spot on the High Street where I could take some pictures of the parade. We have a really excellent group of floats. After the parade they assemble in the park and prizes are given out for the best ones. There is also a free sausage sizzle and there are always loads of lollies thrown from the floats. I collected a lot myself as various characters spotted me, ran towards me and thrust lollies into my spare hand. It was a fun night and I managed to get a few photos. Some of the floats were from businesses here in Oatlands while others were definitely not from Oatlands. You can probably guess which are which. The Roxy Supermarket started out with a heap of balloons but it was really windy and they lost most of them before the end of the parade. Anyway here are some of the photos I took.






I came to Australia with my mother and sister Vanda in 1966 from the UK aboard the Sitmar liner Castel Felice. We settled in South Australia I lived in the western suburbs of Adelaide for most of my life. I became very interested in retro items in my twenties. It was always a dream of mine to have an old house and fill it with retro items. I have done it twice now. My main interest is collecting old things. They do not have to be valuable, only interesting. There is something reassuring about old retro items. I have all sorts of things including doll related items. My other interests are my beautiful pets, art and going for drives to who knows where. I also enjoy board games or doing a scenic jig saw puzzle on a wintry afternoon by the fire. My goal is to travel a bit more as there are some places I would love to see


  1. I like the one from the kennels best but the Minions were very good too. The Buddhists always put on a good show. I have seen them in the Hobart Christmas Pageant. It was also nice that you had a band. We didn’t have any music in our parade this year and you really need at least one band to play Christmas music in a parade. Good shots.

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