His­tor­i­cal day marks an open­ing

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS WELCOME -

There will be dis­plays of mem­o­ra­bilia and the his­tory of the Pikedale Soldier Set­tle­ment

RE­MEM­BRANCE Day this year holds spe­cial sig­nif­i­cance as it marks the cen­te­nary of the Ar­mistice that ended World War I.

The Amiens His­tory As­so­ci­a­tion is us­ing Novem­ber 11 to open stage 1 of the Amiens Legacy Cen­tre at an of­fi­cial cer­e­mony com­mem­o­rat­ing the cen­te­nary of the Sign­ing of the Ar­mistice in 1918.

From 10.30am on, guests will be wel­comed to the Cen­tre on the cor­ner of Amiens and Gold­fields Rds, Amiens where the pro­gram will be­gin at 11am.

There will be dis­plays of mem­o­ra­bilia and the his­tory of the Pikedale Soldier Set­tle­ment, which is why the Amiens Legacy Cen­tre came into be­ing.

The his­tory of the rail­way spur line ser­vic­ing these set­tle­ment vil­lages is also be­ing pre­served for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

Amiens State School chil­dren will re-en­act the sign­ing of the truce at the re­stored 1909 rail car­riage.

It will be well worth a visit as so much of this his­tory could have been lost and now this lo­cal her­itage will be saved.

The first 250 peo­ple will re­ceive a free ham­burger but, after that, food can be pur­chased from the Ro­tary ham­burger van.

Penny Davies and Roger Il­lott will pro­vide mu­sic dur­ing the af­ter­noon and free bus tours of Ar­mistice Way will be avail­able.

The ladies from St Denys, the set­tle­ment Angli­can

church, have kindly of­fered to con­duct tours of this his­toric lit­tle build­ing.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

PRE­SERV­ING HIS­TORY: The Amiens Legacy Cen­tre will be of­fi­cially opened on Novem­ber 11.

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