The Summer 2023 Newsletter is now available online.
You can access this edition as well as earlier editions of the Newsletter here: FOCIS Newsletters
Join FOCIS and Samuel and Margaret Amess to celebrate Christmas as it might have been in 1899.
Historical characters introduce carol singing led by the Phoenix Singers.
Saturday 23 December 11 am and 1 pm
Post expires at 14:00 on Saturday 23 December 2023
FOCIS has committed to the purchase of Mooreland Charlie, an 11year old Clydesdale gelding. Charlie will provide buggy rides for visitors and demonstrate historic farm equipment.
We have three Clydesdales but Syd and Max are now in retirement, too old to work and Nellie has not been trained. Charlie has worked in Melbourne and Sovereign Hill and is an experienced horse.
Charlie is FOCIS Christmas and New Year present to Churchill Island Farm and will play a major role in maintaining the heritage of farms worked by horses. He will arrive after the summer season as staff need training and development for his management which is best done after the peak period. He also needs to pass a medical examination before joining us.
To members of the Friends of Churchill Island Society,
This is a reminder about how to access the FOCIS web site.
Regards, Tom and Ruth O’Dea
Webmasters, Friends of Churchill Island Society Inc.