Parade: Popularity never fades

SNAPSHOT: Council workers Kurt Hancock (back),Trevor Whitty and Gavin Grant preparing the foundation for the new Learmonth Park sign.
SNAPSHOT: Council workers Kurt Hancock (back),Trevor Whitty and Gavin Grant preparing the foundation for the new Learmonth Park sign.

THERE is one attraction in Bathurst that never seems to lose its appeal, no matter how hot or cold it is. 

Parade noticed on Tuesday that the ducks in Machattie Park were getting attention once again from a passerby. 

They had clearly stopped to give them some bread, like many visitors to the park do, and were quickly swamped by the ducks. 

There seemed to 30 or more ducks crowding around this person’s feet, waiting for any crumbs to fall their way. 

It was clear that the passerby didn’t mind the safe of ducks as Parade saw them raise their phone above their head to capture the moment. 

It May be the new favourite name

PARADE has always had an interest in baby names and has noticed a new trend emerging in Bathurst. 

More of the city’s parents are starting to give their baby girls the middle name ‘May’. 

A quick search through the Western Advocate archives for 2017 so far found the name several times. 

It was quite popular in July, with three out of the eight baby girls featured in the birth announcements having May as their middle name.

Parade went through all of the baby names at the end of 2016 and recalled that May, also spelled M-a-e, was quite popular then, too. 

Parade predicts the name will have a strong presence in Bathurst throughout the remainder of 2017.

Space … it rocks!

IF you love space and all it contains, there is an exhibition at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum you shouldn’t miss. 

Bathurst Observatory has taken a portion of its extensive collection of meteors to the museum to form the Space Rocks exhibition. 

Also on display as part of the exhibition is a sample of Ray Pickard’s best space photography, showcasing galaxies, nebulas, comets, star clusters and planets.

People can see all these unique items until December 1. 

Admission charges apply to see this exhibition. 

The fossil museum is open daily and opening hours can be found on the website or by contacting staff on 6331 5511.