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SPC memorabilia sought to mark milestone

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April 17, 2018

Geoff Allemand is looking for SPC keepsakes to be displayed at the Shepparton Heritage Centre.

The history of SPC will come to life next month in an exhibition at the Shepparton Heritage Centre.

SPC and Lost Shepparton are working together to gather historical items to showcase the past 100 years of the preserving company.

Historian Geoff Allemand said the centre was looking for any keepsakes people might have in their personal collections that could be included in the display.

‘‘We are looking for people with interesting and unusual SPC-related items,’’ Mr Allemand said.

‘‘We’d like to see clothing, overalls or hats from promotional items SPC have done over the years.

‘‘Orchardists may also have things like lug boxes and just items related to the great history of SPC.’’

The SPC 100 years exhibition will be the first the heritage centre will host.

Mr Allemand said the centre would dedicate one wall to regular historical exhibitions to ensure the space was continually updating and of interest to locals and visitors.

The exhibition will open next month, running for three months, and Mr Allemand hoped it would be a huge drawcard for the centre.

With SPC celebrating the milestone this year, Mr Allemand said it was the perfect opportunity to showcase the town and introduce exhibitions into the centre.

‘‘Shepparton has grown on the back of SPC and their history and 100 years is remarkable,’’ Mr Allemand said.

‘‘Considering the struggles they have had throughout their history, they look like they have a pretty healthy future at the moment and a great history.’’

Anyone with SPC photos, promotional items, fruit boxes, uniforms, hats, cans or labels can phone Geoff Allemand on 0459 215 205 or email him at geoff@myshepparton.com.au

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