Wagga to hear from button collecting expert

PUSHING BUTTONS: Rhonda Walmsley of the Wagga Antiques Society with some necklaces made from old buttons. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
PUSHING BUTTONS: Rhonda Walmsley of the Wagga Antiques Society with some necklaces made from old buttons. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

We’ve been using them in some form since the earliest days of human civilisation, but probably rarely given them a second thought.

But now Wagga residents are going to to have the chance to learn more about collecting the not-so-humble button.

Robyn Caddy, a past president of the Victorian Button Club will be speaking in Wagga on Friday.

Rhonda Walmsley, from the Wagga Antiques Society, said Ms Caddy would be talking about buttons from the domestic and decorative to vintage and military varieties.

“There are so many different styles of buttons, so they are popular with a lot of collectors,” Ms Walmsley said.

“Some of them are really beautiful.”

Ms Caddy will speak at the ARCC hall in Tarcutta Street from 8pm. More details are available from Ms Walmsley on 0429 125 752.