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Two stone markers indicate the Harold Thompson Memorial Cycle Track, named for Harold Thompson who was accidentally killed in August 1932. 

Subscribers to the Harold Thompson Memorial Fund in Woodend have decided to lay a memorial cycling track in the recreation reserve and erect a suitable tablet. Harold Thompson who met his death in an accident a few months ago while coming to Kyneton to spend the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, Bodkin Street, Kyneton was the secretary of the Woodend Amateur Sports Club, Woodend junior and senior football clubs, and Woodend Tennis Club. He was also interested in of the other sporting bodies in and Kyneton and was the most popular young man in Woodend. He was also captain of the Junior Football Club. 
Weekly Times (Melbourne), 24 December 1932. 

Location

Address:Forest Street, Harold Thompson Memorial Cycle Track,Woodend Racecourse , Woodend, 3442
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.353605
Long: 144.520803
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Walkway
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:06-August-1932
Actual Event End Date:06-August-1932

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:Circa 1933
Front Inscription

Harold Thompson
Memorial Cycle Track.

In Memory Of
Harold Thompson
Accidently Killed August 6th,
Aged 27, 1932

Source: VMR,RHSV, MA
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