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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


Heritage in the Rylstone district is set to benefit from funding of $17,510 under the NSW Government Heritage Grants Program, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole announced today.

Mr Toole said the grant to the Rylstone and District Historical Society would go towards heritage interpretation for the Bridge View Inn (circa 1872) in Louee Street.

“This will take the form of several different methods, all aimed at increasing visitor understanding and appreciation of this iconic Heritage building in the town’s main street,” Mr Toole said.

President of the Rylstone and District Historical Society, Shirley Cutticliff, said the funding was perfectly timed as the Bridge View Inn will mark its 150th anniversary next year.

“Basically, we want to tell the story of this grand old building,” she said.

“The goal is to use existing and new research materials such as written and oral histories, genealogies and photographs to achieve this.

“This includes text panels to be installed in the courtyard and hallway of the building, a booklet to sell, educational flyers for free distribution, better pages on our website and digital presentations for use in the cottage museum adjacent to the Inn and at other venues such as schools and a time capsule.”

Mr Toole said our heritage brings benefit to all the community, enriching our lives, improving our wellbeing and helping to stimulate the local economy.

The 2021-23 grants will see $5.5 million awarded to over 220 projects statewide across three categories: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Caring for State Heritage and Community Heritage.

For more information about the projects and the NSW Government’s Heritage Grants, see


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