Old and new at Bermagui’s Dickinson Oval sportsground pavilion presentation

A special presentation of memorabilia was made at the newly rebuilt Dickinson Oval sportsground pavilion at Bermagui on the weekend.

Following a spirited Bermagui Under 12s day/night cricket match, the Dickinson oval crowd were treated with a trip back into time.

Stories were told of the ovals history, a nine-hole golf course in the early 1900's, caravan park in the 1950's, broad spectrum of social events including the Tuna Festival , strongman exhibitions, dog shows, Seaside Fairs and the home of many Bermagui sporting teams.

On the evening, the Bermagui Seaside Fair committee presented a donation of four framed historical photographs of Dickinson Oval and the pavilion building.

“The previous pavilion served the community for nearly 100 years and we are really pleased to be able to make this donation to keep the history of the pavilion and Dickinson Oval alive,” Bermagui Seaside Fair president Christine Bimson said. 

To complement the historical photos, a Bermagui Cobargo Sharks Rugby framed signed jersey was also presented containing the signatures of three decades of premiership winning teams.

Past president Clyde “Boggie” Watt commented: “I’m very grateful to have a been associated with such a great bunch of players and fans over those years, they are my true rugby family."

The evening was wrapped up with a presentation and well wishes to Bermagui’s latest sporting star, Millie Boyle, who has been selected in both the Australian Women's Rugby Sevens and 15s Rugby squads. Millie leaves for New Zealand in a few weeks to join the Australian Rio Olympic gold medal winning Rugby Sevens team.