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Walk the Poppy Fence

Posted by on 22/04/2015

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It's been 100 years since WW1 and Waihi Lions are doing their bit

- Lest We Forget!

There’s a new display in town commemorating the centennial of World War One. Waihi Lions Club members have been busy over the past couple of months making large poppies which are now being attached to the fence on the Pit Rim walkway, in the vicinity of the Pump House.

These poppies represent each person who left Waihi to serve in World War 1 and each has the name of the person, service number, and their division.

Waihi Lions member and researcher, Kevin Corney found out there were over 420 people from Waihi who served in the Great War and this display reminds us of the significant sacrifice made by many people 100 years ago.

The opening of this project is being held at 5 pm this Wednesday, the 22nd at the Pump House and everyone is welcome to attend.

Photo: Kit Wilson - Newmont Waihi Gold

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