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Avenue of Honour : 10-May-2012
Avenue of Honour : 10-May-2012

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

An avenue of trees commemorates those who served in World War One. The Avenue was originally planted on the 31st August 1918 with 150 elm trees which were removed and replanted-  twice in 2000 and 2007. 

In connection with the Skipton soldiers avenue of honour, 150 trees were planted on the Skipton to Streatham road on Saturday afternoon. There was an attendance of about 600.  Addresses were delivered by Mr Justice Hodges, Councillors D Stewart, A Roddigy, D R. Hannah, and H Halpin and the Revs. R. E. Saunders (Linton) and T.J. Riddle.
Argus (Melbourne), 3 September 1918.

Note: Skipton Historical Society in 2009 arranged for the replacement of the plaques on both the War Memorial and the Avenue of Honour with financial assistance gratefully received from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Location

Address:Montgomery Street (Glenelg Highway), Skipton, 3361
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.685339
Long: 143.357958
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Avenue of Honour
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Front Inscription

SKIPTON AVENUE OF HONOUR
1914 -1918 WAR 

HONOUR ROLL

Plaque:
     Skipton
Avenue of Honour
1914 - 1918 War  

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Source: MA
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