Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Make the Old New Again; Heritage Site to Get Vital Makeover

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Make the Old New Again; Heritage Site to Get Vital Makeover

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Byline: Jonno Colfs

PRINGLE Cottage is about to get a long-awaited makeover.

Warwick's historic museum precinct was the beneficiary of a $35,000 grant earlier this year, which has allowed the Warwick Historical Society to raise the roof of the machinery shed, a job that's been 40 years in the waiting.

In addition, last week president Bernie Stephens announced the society had recently been awarded a $30,000 grant from Queensland Heritage to fix up the cottage itself.

"We are thrilled to be able to finally get some much- needed work done inside the cottage," Mr Stephens said.

"The walls are in desperate need of a paint and the interior will have some re-plastering done as well.

"There's a fair bit of work to be done inside, which will make a huge difference -- it'll freshen the place up so much."

One room was painted and re-plastered last year and Mr Stephens hopes the rest of the museum will look like that midway through next year. …

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