Ayden Maley has a great time on the train with mum Leigh.A CHILLY morning greeted those who were brave enough to leave their cosy houses and attend the annual Historical Village open day on Monday.
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Held on Foundation Day, now WA Day, every year, the event allows visitors to wander the grounds and enjoy the entertainment on offer.

With the usual collection of old buildings and artefacts, as well as a display of vintage cars, the crowd had plenty to see.

The market stalls offered a range of products from handicrafts to pot plants and baked goods, with the crowd entertained by the exuberant performance of local musicians.

There were also many tasty treats to warm the tummy, with the hot soup and damper on offer in the bag tent proving particularly popular with guests.

The official proceedings kicked off with the flag-raising at 10am, with Lloyd Nelson delivering a heartfelt pioneer address a short time later.

Mr Nelson said in his speech that Foundation Day was a day when people paid tribute to WA’s pioneers.

He said no town in WA, and indeed in Australia, paid better tribute to its pioneers than the Wagin Historical Village.

As the temperature increased so too did the crowd, with a pleasing number of visitors, both local and from further afield, turning out for the day’s events.

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