Intrigue over Thirroul piece of history

SBob Scarborough with the detailed wooden panels discovered in his father-in-law's shed at Thirroul. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

SBob Scarborough with the detailed wooden panels discovered in his father-in-law's shed at Thirroul. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

A backyard shed in Thirroul has revealed a piece of history - a 4.8-metre long piece to be exact - yet some help is needed with its origins.

Bob Scarborough found the wooden panels during a clean-up of his father-in-law's northern suburbs home.

The panels are carved and painted, and stand one metre in height. They depict men in eating and drinking scenes.

"We've had garage sales over the past few weekends and someone mentioned they may be originally from an old hotel or restaurant near the Macquarie Pass," Mr Scarborough said. "That's the story we've heard but we are not sure and these unique panels may be known to someone.

"There certainly has been some work done to make them."

There was a suggestion they may have hung on the walls at the Tullimbah Inn at Albion Park at some stage, he said.

Mr Scarborough, a NSW North Coast resident, has been tidying up the property after his father-in-law went into full-time residential care.

He intends to sell the panels but was hoping that someone could shed light on their history. Mr Scarborough can be contacted on: 0408 980 670.

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