Historical day marks an opening
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.
PRESERVING HISTORY: The Amiens Legacy Centre will be officially opened on November 11.