Springwood to Penrith Saturday 7th November 2015

The marchers left Springwood at 7.10 am.

Marchers leaving Springwood 7/11/2015

Marchers leaving Springwood 7/11/2015

One of the marchers was a descendant of David James Wagner, one of the Springwood recruits, and she pointed out the house where he lived when he joined the Coo-ees in 1915.

The marchers made their way down Mitchells Pass, which was closed to traffic during this period.  Photos were taken at the historic Lennox Bridge, which the Coo-ees marched over in 1915.

Marchers on the Lennox Bridge on Mitchells Pass 7/11/2015

Marchers on the Lennox Bridge on Mitchells Pass 7/11/2015

A welcome ceremony was held at 11 am at the Old School House in Emu Plains, where the Coo-ees stopped and were given bottles of lemonade by the school children in 1915.

Marchers at the Old School House at Emu Plains 7/11/2015

Marchers at the Old School House at Emu Plains 7/11/2015

A piper lead the marchers in a street parade down High Street at 12.30 pm, then a commemorative service was held at Penrith Memory Park, which was well attended by the community.

Marchers arriving at Penrith Memory Park 7/11/2015

Marchers arriving at Penrith Memory Park 7/11/2015

After lunch had been provided to the marchers, they marched to the Penrith Paceway for their overnight stay.

The Mayor of Penrith, Cr. Karen McKeown, and Penrith City Council, hosted a formal function and dinner at the Penrith Paceway for the marchers in the evening.

Two commemorative plaques about the Coo-ee March unveiled at the evening function at Penrith 7/11/2015

Two commemorative plaques about the Coo-ee March unveiled at the evening function at Penrith 7/11/2015

Two commemorative plaques, one for St Marys War Memorial and one for Penrith Memory Park, were unveiled during the proceedings.

The commemorative medallion that was presented to the marchers during the evening function in the Sky Lounge at Penrith Paceway 7/11/2015

The commemorative medallion that was presented to the marchers during the evening function in the Sky Lounge at Penrith Paceway 7/11/2015

A Coo-ee Chocolate Ration, and  a Coo-ee March Centenary Penrith-St Marys commemorative coin, were gifts provided to the marchers, which were very much appreciated.

Marchers Stuart and Geoff being sung happy birthday at the evening function 7/11/2015

Marchers Stuart and Geoff being sung happy birthday at the evening function 7/11/2015

Two of the marchers celebrated a birthday today, and were sung happy birthday, and presented with a birthday cake, at the evening function.

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