• Angaston & Penrice Historical Society

    Promoting interest in the history and heritage of the Angaston and Penrice region of the Barossa Valley, the APHS has a small archive and photographic collection; meets monthly in the Old Union Chapel; mans the heritage listed A&H Doddridge Blacksmith Shop, one of only a few operational ‘smithies’ in existence in South Australia; and has built a shed at its rear to house their museum.

The Angaston & Penrice Historical Society (APHS) was established in 1997 with the aims to promote the history of Angaston and Penrice.

We own the heritage listed Doddridge Blacksmith Shop at 19 Murray St, Angaston and have built a shed at the rear that houses a museum that will tell the story of the Angaston district. This was achieved due to over 200 people and organizations donating a combined total $160,000 in 2017. The Society’s volunteers man the working forge at weekends and public holidays.

The APHS meet at the 1844 Old Union Chapel and we have an archive at our “Skull Cave” in the former Angaston Council Chambers at 3-7 Fife Street, Angaston and use items there to have pop up displays for events like the Barossa Valley Vintage Festival or through South Australia’s History Festival. We like to have guest speakers and do excursions.

We have representation on the Barossa, Light and Gawler Regional History Group and also have a keen interest in the restoration of the Angaston Railway Precinct.

Meet 4th Tuesday at 7.30pm at the Old Chapel

 

Dr Bill Gransbury, President
08 8564 3222
0400 260 970
billgran@chariot.net.au
Box 337 Angaston SA 5353

Angaston & Penrice Historical Society

Promoting interest in the history and heritage of the Angaston and Penrice region of the Barossa Valley, the APHS has a small archive and photographic collection; meets monthly in the Old Union Chapel; mans the heritage listed A&H Doddridge Blacksmith Shop, one of only a few operational ‘smithies’ in existence in South Australia; and has built a shed at its rear to house their museum.