Bushells sign unveiled

Plenty of Bundanoon locals turned up to watch the unveiling of the newly restored Bushells sign and share some memories over a cup of tea. Photo supplied

Plenty of Bundanoon locals turned up to watch the unveiling of the newly restored Bushells sign and share some memories over a cup of tea. Photo supplied

A SMALL piece of Bundanoon’s history was restored recently.

The Bushells ‘ghost sign’ on top of the Bundanoon Newsagency was repainted and unveiled on September 17.

The sign was first painted in the early 1940s and the restoration was part of a campaign by Bushells to restore the company’s ghost signs across NSW.

​The sign was unveiled in front of many excited locals, who were treated to a community afternoon tea.

The sign was officially unveiled by owner Linda Emery.

The Bundanoon Country Women’s Association and members of the Bundanoon Community Association and History Committee also attended the event.

Eighty five-year-old Bundanoon local Fred Angel attended the unveiling.

Fred Angel shared some if his memories of Bushells at the unveiling of the sign. Photo supplied

Fred Angel shared some if his memories of Bushells at the unveiling of the sign. Photo supplied

He brought with him a receipt dated back to 1943, detailing a shopping list bought at the then general store, which housed the Bushells sign.

“My mother was 95 when she died and her entire life she never drank anything but Bushells tea,” Fred said.

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