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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Avenue of Honour

The Avenue of Honour is an Elm tree lined avenue planted in 1918 to commemorate soldiers from from Bacchus Marsh who served in the Great War. (WW I) The avenue of honour was dedicated on 10 August 1918 when 281 Canadian elms were planted alongside more than two kms of road leading into the town. A bugle call allowed simultaneous planting to begin, The fallen were remembered in alphabetical order (allowing family members who died overseas to be recalled to mind, together in groups).

Bacchus Marsh is located between the Werribee and Lerderderg rivers, 49km west of Melbourne. Although close enough to Melbourne to be a commuter town, Bacchus Marsh is surrounded by orchards and market gardens sited on what was once marshland.


Julie said...

Now what on earth happened to your Melbourne Blog. I tried it twice and it came up telling me it had been removed ...

I have been through this strand of trees at Bacchus Marsh and Port Fairy is one of my all time favourite little joints.

As for photography: I am only a recent convert to the passion. But I do go like bull at gate and try to learn and improve. I just follow what I respond to and photograph that. I like detail so that is what you get a lot of. Just keep at it. Put up shots YOU like and we will follow along with that ... but dont give up!! Obey yer mother ... right!!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Hi Julie,

My Melbourne Blog hasn't been removed. Maybe a bug in the system? I'll post a question and ask in the help forum.

I love Port Fairy too. Got some great shots of the canon being fired - it was a most interesting event.

Thanks for the advice about taking photos. I like taking pictures of things I find interesting. One of them is signs, funny, quirky or unusual.