THERE’S plenty to see and do at the Leyburn RSL, the new home of the Leyburn monthly markets, which will be operating this weekend.
Located in Warwick St near the competitors’ entrance, the RSL offers more than a quiet waterhole for Sprints visitors.
It’s an absorbing repository of not only military history but also Sprints history and even local archeological treasures.
Throughout the weekend Leyburn RSL will be showing historic footage of the 1949 Australian Grand Prix along with footage from previous Leyburn Sprints.
These will be shown each hour, on the hour.
For Sprints visitors needing refreshment, Leyburn RSL will be serving cold beer, tea, coffee and mugs of soup along with a sausage sizzle and hamburgers at reasonable prices throughout the weekend.
Here are some more interesting facts from the Leyburn RSL -
Did you know? Leyburn was a large country town in the late 1800s with a population of around 3000 - at the same time Toowoomba had only 700 inhabitants.
Did you know? Leyburn is one of only three places in the world where the rare bulloak butterfly continues to be found.
Did you know? Leyburn RSL holds a collection of locally-found rocks that can't be carbon dated, meaning they are probably more than 500,000 years old.
Did you know? Leyburn RSL is a registered not for profit group, run by volunteers for the benefit of the greater Leyburn community. Come and support them.
Did you know? Leyburn SRL is situated in Warwick St., about 100 metres uphill from the pub and motel.