Kyneton resident Paul Strang has put out a call for helping hands to restore an old baker’s cart of great sentimental value to the community.
The cart has had its home at Lady Brooks Kindergarten for many decades and generations of kids have played on it.
Paul has been offered supplies from Home Hardware to restore the cart but needs a little help with woodwork repairs.
“The significance of the cart is that it was given to the shire by Mr Taylor, who delivered bread around town in his horse-drawn cart,” Paul said.
“When his horse Snowy died, he gave it to the shire and it was kept at the kinder for decades.
“My kids have climbed all over it, and so have countless other kids over the years.”
A few years back the cart fell into disrepair and was no longer safe to play on, so Paul gathered a group of locals to fix it back up so it could be kept on display in the front yard of the kinder.
Since then weather has worn the cart out once more.
“With the relocating of the Lady Brooks Kinder up to Edgecombe Street, the shire contacted me and asked me if I would like to fix the cart up and restore it,” Paul said.
“I’m looking for a couple of people who can help me to paint it and do some minor carpentry work.
“It will no longer be known as the Lady Brooks Kindergarten cart, it will be known as the Kyneton Maternal and Child Health Care cart.”
Anyone able to lend a hand can contact Paul on 0439 374 448.