From marbles to tablets: memory lane lined by old toys

FUN: Children get front row seats to an impromptu performance by Albury Fruit Bats; Libbie Simpson, Wendy van Kalken and Terry Carvan, at Albury’s QEII Square.
FUN: Children get front row seats to an impromptu performance by Albury Fruit Bats; Libbie Simpson, Wendy van Kalken and Terry Carvan, at Albury’s QEII Square.

The evolution of toys from marbles to bubble soccer will be celebrated by young and old in Albury on Saturday.

The joint Albury City, NSW Seniors Festival and Albury LibraryMuseum collaboration explores the changing way children have been entertained over the decades through Toys of Our Time.

Seniors, children and everyone in between are encouraged to attend Retro Lane Cafe and LibraryMuseum for a morning for face painting, circus tricks, live music and giant chess. 

Guided tours of the LibraryMuseum’s exhibition Toy Stories, will also be on offer. 

The exhibition explores treasured childhood toys from the past, no batteries or wifi required, while exploring their cultural significance.

The free event runs from 10am to 1pm.