Blacktown to Holroyd Monday 9th November 2015

The marchers left Blacktown Showground at 7 am.

Over 600 school children were along the school fence waving flags when the  passed Hilltop Road Primary School on Centenary Road.

A commemorative service was held at 10.20 am at Merrylands Remembrance Park Memorial at Merrylands Remembrance Park in  Arcadia Street, Merrylands. The Mayor of Holroyd, Cr. Greg Cummings, welcomed the marchers to Holroyd.

The Mayor of Holroyd, Cr. Greg Cummings, welcomes the marchers at Merrylands Remembrance Park Memorial 9/11/2015

The Mayor of Holroyd, Cr. Greg Cummings, welcomes the marchers at Merrylands Remembrance Park Memorial 9/11/2015

 

A service was then held at 11.10 am at Merrylands Memorial Park War Memorial, in Treves Street, Merrylands, where the Mayor of Holroyd again welcomed the marchers.  Some students from Marylands East Primary School attended this service.

Service at Merrylands Memorial Park War Memorial, 9/11/2015

Service at Merrylands Memorial Park War Memorial, 9/11/2015

The marchers then marched to Parramatta, and held another commemorative service at 12.45 pm at Parramatta War Memorial at Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta.  The Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Councillor Paul Garrard, welcomed the marchers.

The Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr. Paul Garrard, at Parramatta War Memorial 9/11/2015

The Lord Mayor of Parramatta, Cr. Paul Garrard, at Parramatta War Memorial 9/11/2015

Major General Warren Glenny (retired), Club President of Castle Hill RSL Group, and Patron of the Cooee March, also gave a speech.  Representatives from several schools attended this service.

The marchers were then guests of the City of Parramatta RSL Sub-Branch for a tasty BBQ  lunch at the Parramatta RSL Club.

The marchers then marched to Holroyd Sportsground for their overnight stay.

Marchers at Charles Mance Reserve Memorial 9/11/2015

Marchers at Charles Mance Reserve Memorial 9/11/2015

Holroyd Council arranged for a courtesy bus to take the marchers to Charles Mance Reserve to participate in a commemorative service there, before they were the guests of Holroyd Council, Merrylands RSL Sub-Branch, and Merrylands RSL Club for a very nice dinner function at the Merrylands RSL Club, which was very much appreciated by the marchers.

 

 

One response to “Blacktown to Holroyd Monday 9th November 2015

  1. Helen, It’s been so interesting following their journey from Gilgandra along the path of the Cooee’s from 100 years ago. I know Hilton & all the original Cooee’s would be so proud of all the marches & organisers. Well done to all of you.

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