GALLERY: Blast from the past greets visitors to Warrnambool maritime village

THREE thunderous bursts of cannon fire echoed over Warrnambool’s foreshore yesterday as about 1500 people enjoyed a Day on the Hill at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

It was like peeling back a chapter of history as “soldiers” in period costume paraded and set off  historic artillery in the old Flagstaff Hill fort.

Apart from the firepower, there was plenty of  music, dancing and family fun.

Manager Peter Abbott said Maremma dogs resting from their duties of guarding the Middle Island penguin colony were   favourites and children enjoyed finding clues to  the forthcoming Oddball movie based on the first dogs used for the project.

“There is a lot of interest in it and people are keen to meet the dogs,” he said.

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