Thursday, November 4, 2010

This year South West Sydney Rockets are thrilled to be a part of the Annual Fishers Ghost Street Parade festival being held in Campbelltown this year.

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For those of you who don’t know, Campbelltown has been celebration the Ghost of Fred Fisher in there Annual Festival for more than 50 years.

Almost four months after the mysterious disappearance of local farmer, Fred Fisher, in 1826 a strange occurrence took place in a local hotel. On that memorable night, a wealthy and respectable farmer, John Farley, stumbled into a local hotel in a state of shock claiming he had seen the ghost of Fred Fisher sitting on the rail of a bridge over a creek.

The ghost pointed to a paddock down the creek then faded away.

The body of Fred Fisher was later discovered in the paddock where the ghost had pointed and more than 100 years on Campbelltown still celebrates this tragic murder, neighbour George Worrall confessed to the murder during trial, and some say the ghost of Fred can still be seen sometimes sitting on the rail of the bridge overlooking the creek.

Be Sure to come down on Saturday 6th November and show your support to the local community, South West Sydney Rockets Roller Derby League and the festival of Fishers Ghost!

Highlights of this years Festival are:

5th November – Fishers Ghost Carnival Opens (rides games etc)

6th November - Street Parade 1-4pm (With South West Sydney Rockets Skating)

6th November – Fireworks – 9.30pm (At Bradbury Oval)

12th November – Street Market Stalls and Rides (Queen Street)

12th November – Announcement of Street Parade participant winners !