Bridgewater Avenue of Honour

Avenue of Honour Address

Fielding Road
South Australia  

The Bridgewater Avenue of Honour was established in August 1940 to commemorate the local people who served in World War Two. A double row of pine trees was planted along Fielding Road, Bridgewater in South Australia.

The newspaper reported that “an avenue of trees was planted in Bridgewater on Saturday last in honor of all men who have enlisted from the district, Mr. F. Halleday, M.L.C., was the chief spokesman. The Avenue runs parallel with the railway on the north side, and 42 trees were planted, all being subscribed. Afternoon tea was served by the ladies, each of whom planted a tree. Mr. L. J. Heron is the energetic secretary”(The Courier, 15 August 1940, p. 2.).

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