Our co-ordinating committee started planning back in November last year, deciding on a draft plan and settling on a plan of action. Our organiser John Selwood collected a list of members who were willing to assist on the day, and set about collecting information on interesting local people who were buried at Jilliby. We also decided to highlight the WWI soldiers who had returned from the War and who were also buried at Jilliby.
The two days before our Heritage Walk were cold and rainy, and we were seriously worried about whether we would be able to go ahead, but Sunday dawned fine and sunny, and we were able to get our tent up with the help of some extra hands. To our delight, over 20 people were there for the first walk at 10 o’clock, and a steady stream kept us busy all day – about 80 people went on the walks over the day. We even had over a dozen on the last walk of the day.
We couldn’t have had such a successful day, without the assistance of so many of our members, both beforehand with publicity and information gathering, and our helpers in the tent supplying information to the many, many questions on the cemetery and the Wyong area. A special thanks goes to our Tour Guides on the day – especially Martin and Glenise who did an extra tour.
I have put up a small collection of photos from the day, others are on our Facebook page, and some will be in the E-Branch.