This Day in History: 1952-11-01

At the Toodyay Sports Council’s second gymkhana and sports meeting at the Toodyay Racecourse, the committee launched its own merry-go-round. Construction started a few weeks before this event. Built mainly by voluntary labour, the ride featured six gondolas and five aeroplanes. Designing engineers were Messrs. W. Graham, J. Loep, and Graham Jones. Messrs. Graham and Jones worked for Industrial Extracts Ltd.

Toodyay herald, 23 Oct. 1952, p.1; 6 Nov. 1952, p.1 (photo); May 2002, p.1.