Penrith to Blacktown Sunday 8th November 2015

Penrith to Blacktown Sunday 8th November 2015

The marchers left Penrith Paceway a bit after 7 am after being provided with muffins, croissants and coffee for breakfast which was very much appreciated.

Piper leading the marchers into St Marys 8/11/2015

Piper leading the marchers into St Marys 8/11/2015

They arrived at Victoria Park in St Marys at 9 am, lead by a piper, for a commemorative service at St Marys War Memorial.

Commemorative service at St Marys War Memorial 8/11/2015

Commemorative service at St Marys War Memorial 8/11/2015

The marchers then enjoyed bacon, eggs and sausages cooked by the Rotary Club of St Marys, at the same park the Coo-ees were provided with breakfast in 1915.

The marchers were soon on their way down the Great Western Highway following in the footsteps of the 1915 Coo-ees, to the Mt Druitt Waterholes Remembrance Garden, for a commemorative service in the new Anzac Centenary Walk where a Coo-ee March plinth was unveiled on 22nd April this year, and near the Mount Druitt and Colyton Roll of Honour.  This spot was very near where the Coo-ees stopped at Colyton in 1915.

Marchers arriving at Mount Druitt Waterholes Remembrance Garden 8/11/2015

Marchers arriving at Mount Druitt Waterholes Remembrance Garden 8/11/2015

The marchers arrived at Blacktown Showground to prepare for their overnight stay about 2.30 pm.

At 6 pm the marchers met with the Blacktown RSL Sub-Branch for a service at Blacktown RSL Club.  The marchers then enjoyed a buffet dinner as guests of the Blacktown RSL Sub-Branch.  The marchers and support crew then had a get together and had a few speeches, before leaving the club about 9 pm.

 

4 responses to “Penrith to Blacktown Sunday 8th November 2015

  1. jeannette Willis

    Thanks Helen for taking the time to do these pages. i follow with great interest and sometimes even wish I was there!

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  2. Hi, Could you advise an estimated time of arrival at Martin Place on Wednesday. I have a relative marching and would like to meet up.

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  3. avachook@gmail.com

    Hi Helen Not long to go! What a fantastic effort by everyone. Best wishes for the last two days march. My uncle was handing out flags in Penrith on Saturday. Cheers Anne 🙂

    Sent from my iPod

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