K-Mart? No, C-Mart!

By Mrs Annette Carter, College Historian

We all recognise the success of various Radford College fundraising activities, such as the Fete and the Artshow (originally known as the Art and Pottery Show). However, did you know that Radford also once organised a Computer Mart? This event was established to facilitate the sale of “used computer hardware and software”. Held in T.B. Millar Hall, it also showcased exhibitors from leading computer companies and a food stall was set up to further support fundraising efforts for the Radford Auxiliary.

The Radford Parents and Friends Association (P&F) managed the event, taking a 15% commission on sales. The inaugural Computer Mart in 1986 generated $2,000 in profit, a figure that rose to $3,000 the subsequent year. The last iteration of the Computer Mart was held in 1997.