Maindample’s Avenue of Honour replanted
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.
MEMORY: The Avenue of Honour has been replanted.