Exeter Market is Living History
The Exeter Village Hall and Park are the centrepiece of the village, which owes its English appearance to nurserymen, particularly Arthur Yates who established a seed raising venture on subdivided farmland in 1891.
Yates and Searles had nurseries on both sides of the railway line and the imported 'exotic' trees they propagated were widely planted.
The prosperous Village had a strong agricultural base and built the Hall in the English Tudor style as a School of Arts: 'a cross between meeting hall, library, and educational institution'.
On 6 October 2012 the Village Hall and beautiful lawn outside became the setting for a new monthly market where local producers, artisans, crafts people and organisations can display and sell their wares.
The Exeter Village Market carries on the agricultural tradition of the Village which in 1931 was still competing in an 'oat crop competition' organised by the Exeter Branch of the then Agricultural Bureau. Exeter Branch also competed in the Moss Vale Show, staging elaborate produce exhibitions in the Showground Pavilion. Exeter has an active CWA and Village Association. Exeter Village Market is living history - the perfect place for a family day out.
Read more about Exeter on Weekend Notes.
Thanks to the Southern Highlands of NSW, www.highlandsnsw.com.au for their History of Exeter.