- By Brian Barker
An Invitation for January 16th 7:30am
During the later years of the Great War the town came together each year with a parade and fair to honour the Fallen, to support those still overseas and to raise funds for the war effort. Those days were well documented in newspapers and professionally photographed, and we are fortunate to have access to many of the original photos.
We cordially invite you, your family and friends to join us on Tuesday January 26th 2016 for our Australia Day celebrations as we commemorate this occasion with a similar event, including the display of the original World War 1 honour roll.
Proceedings will begin 7.30am for 8am start and conclude with breakfast. There is no charge.
The Mylor History Group will have a display of the 1916 event and other similar events during World War 1. We will be ‘recreating’ the town photo taken on the Mylor Oval in 1916. Feel free to wear appropriate costume to appear in the photo.
We look forward to sharing this day with you.
June Searle – Chair, Mylor Australia Day Committee
Our Group has accumulated a lot of information about the history of Mylor and surrounding areas. This information takes many forms including documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, DVDs and CDs. One of our members, Mike Tolley, kindly designed and built a computer-based system which has allowed us to progressively develop an index of this information which can then be readily searched.
This index is almost complete and can now be accessed on-line by clicking on the 'Articles on line' button above. Unfortunately only the index can be viewed - but at least this gives you some idea of what we have. If you would like the details of any particular item please contact us and we can make arrangements to get it to you by email, post or a personal visit to our collection at the Mylor Cotton Memorial Hall.
We look forward to hearing from you.