Bathurst to Yetholme Sunday 1st November 2015

Bathurst to Yetholme Sunday 1st November 2015

The marchers left Bathurst Showground at 7.10 am.

Marchers leaving Bathurst Showground 1/11/2015

Marchers leaving Bathurst Showground 1/11/2015

They had lunch at the intersection of Tarana and Timber Creek Road.

Many of the local residents of Yetholme came out to meet the marchers as they marched into Yetholme about 3.20 pm.  Some of them were dressed in period costume, and the route was lined with Australian flags and welcome signs.

Marchers entering Yetholme 1/11/2015

Marchers entering Yetholme 1/11/2015

A commemorative service was held at the Yetholme War Memorial at 4 pm.

Marchers and crowd at the commemorative service at Yetholme War Memorial 1/11/2015

Marchers and crowd at the commemorative service at Yetholme War Memorial 1/11/2015

Bruce Irvine was the MC. Norm Bromfield, President of Yetholme Progress Association, welcomed the marchers.  Reverend Paul Woodhart gave the offering of prayers.

Cr. Ian North, Deputy Mayor of Bathurst Regional Council, speaking at the commemorative service at Yetholme War Memorial 1/11/2015

Cr. Ian North, Deputy Mayor of Bathurst Regional Council, speaking at the commemorative service at Yetholme War Memorial 1/11/2015

Cr. Ian North, Deputy Mayor of Bathurst Regional Council, also spoke.  Helen Thompson responded on behalf of the Coo-ee March 2015 Re-enactment.

Brian Bywater nd Norm Bromfield at unveiling of the commemorative plaque at Yetholme War Memorial 1/11/2015

Brian Bywater and Norm Bromfield at unveiling of the commemorative plaque at Yetholme War Memorial 1/11/2015

A commemorative plaque about the Coo-ee March was unveiled by Norm Bromfield, and it was dedicated by Reverend Paul Woodhart.

Commemorative plaque at Yetholme War Memorial 1/11/2015

Commemorative plaque at Yetholme War Memorial 1/11/2015

A BBQ and buffet dinner was provided by Yetholme Progress Association at the Yetholme Community Hall where the marchers are staying overnight at 6pm, which was very much appreciated by the marchers.  There was a heavy downpour of rain at this time.

Dinner at Yetholme Community Hall 1/11/2015

Dinner at Yetholme Community Hall 1/11/2015

There was a display in the hall on the Coo-ee March, and local WWI soldiers from Yetholme.

Showers were provided by the Yetholme Progress Association at the Caltex Yetholme Motel.

One response to “Bathurst to Yetholme Sunday 1st November 2015

  1. Thanks so much for the continuing updates! Great to see the march progressing so well!

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