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Bills Barbecue Display at Field Day of the Past

Perhaps you wondered what would happen to the distinctive Bill’s Barbecue signs now that the restaurant has closed its doors.

Well, one of them is in Goochland County on the grounds of Field Day of the Past, the annual nostalgia festival that started in 1992 and has grown into a major three-day event.

Moving Springfield Baptist Church

Built in 1887, the turn-of-the-century African-American church was sold in March 2004 to Atlantic Development after its congregation abandoned it, deeming the structure too small and outdated. For nearly a year, Springfield Baptist’s services have been held at J. R. Tucker High School while the church raises money for a new site and a bigger, more contemporary home.

2014 Field Day of the Past

Dennis Gammon can tell any onlooker where in Virginia hundreds of antique machines were made and why they were important in their time.

The steam engines, generators, train cars and Richmond memorabilia make up the Field Day of the Past in Goochland, which he and a group of friends started 21 years ago and which attracted a high of 42,000 people last year.

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