Main­dample’s Av­enue of Hon­our re­planted

Mansfield Courier - - NEWS - By PAM ZIERK-MA­HONEY

MAIN­DAMPLE and Dis­trict Progress As­so­ci­a­tion (MDPA) has com­pleted a project which com­menced al­most three years ago with the plant­ing of nine trees.

When commemorating those who served in World War I with the place­ment of a plaque at the Main­dample Com­mu­nity Park en­trance, a de­ci­sion was made to re­place trees which had since died and had formed an Av­enue of Hon­our.

The re­place­ment trees were re­cently planted with the as­sis­tance

The orig­i­nal Av­enue of Hon­our was planted from the side en­trance to what was the state school grounds and ad­join­ing ‘horse pad War I.

Af­ter the school build­ings were re­moved the grounds of the school and its ad­join­ing pad­dock be­came over­grown and a dan­ger to any­one en­ter­ing it with many dead trees and scrub.

With the for­ma­tion of the MDPA some 10 years ago the grounds were cleared and the park es­tab­lished and grants ob­tained by the as­so­ci­a­tion, along with much com­mu­nity fundrais­ing.

In 2016 the plaque hon­our­ing those who served dur­ing the Great War was placed and the hon­our board, which had been housed at the years, was ren­o­vated by Neil Phipps and is now dis­played at the Main­dample CFA shed.

Cur­rently in­ves­ti­ga­tions have com­menced into the ser­vice of Main­dample res­i­dents who served dur­ing World War II.

PHOTO: Greg Ed­wards

MEM­ORY: The Av­enue of Hon­our has been re­planted.

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