Wednesday, 23 October 2013

LUNCH IN GOULBURN                     
We met Vicki, Auntie Jan and Uncle John at Rose's Cafe in Goulburn for lunch on last Friday.
The cafe has gourmet pies, fritatas, wraps and salads.  I love the fresh flowers they have on top of their sweets showcase and they have a gallery of local paintings for sale.

 After lunch Vicki took us to the Lady Belmore Club.  An exclusive ladies friendship club in Goulburn  which took Vicki two years to get into after having recommendations by others and interviews.  It offers accommodation on a self cater basis also.  The club has been operating for about 80 years and has about 40 members.  It has reciprocal arrangements with other friendship clubs in other country towns.  It is a bit like CWA without the charity side.
 The furniture is exquisite.  The coffee table had a lovely handmade tapestry under the glass.
 A lilac in the garden of The Lady Belmore Club.  Apparently Lady Belmore purchased this house to be used by members.  The top floor of the house is rented out.
 ST. Saviours Cathedral is just at the end of the street the Club is in.
 You can really tell what a rich town Goulburn was in the days when Australia "rode on the sheep's back".  The old buildings are magnificent,.
 The beautiful old fire station.
 The Court House
 The lovely park in the middle of town.  They had just finished their Lilac Festival and the gardens were lovely.

 And of course the Big Merino.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Lady Belmore Club, la di da! What do they do there? Is there someone working there at a bar or something? I wonder how it works. I recognise the area where we went to that wedding in Goulburn in about 1989 (the park across the road). I don't actually know where it is in town.