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The Aintree Walk of Honour reflects the spirit of the famous Avenues of Honour to our west, at Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat. These great avenues and many other memorials were constructed in the wake of World War 1, as towns and communities struggled to come to terms with the loss of so many of their young men. Grief was on a global scale. Local families and those of remote foes, suffered the same fate.
Our Walk of Honour marks our community’s contribution to the ANZAC Centenary commemoration, spanning the period 2014-18. The ANZAC tradition that was forged on the battlefield at Gallipoli, Turkey has grown to symbolize notions of courage, sacrifice, service and mate-ship, whilst also serving as a graphic reminder of the human cost of an ultimately futile pursuit.
Our Walk includes plaques that in a time-honoured way recognize lost service personnel with a local connection but also includes contemporary interpretations of Australia’s war history from the Boer War until the most recent conflict involving Australian troops. At the eastern end of the walk there is space for conflicts yet to happen; a poignant reminder of the inevitability of future military engagement.
Ours is a whole of community initiative to link wise old minds with younger perspectives and to create of a lasting reflective legacy that speaks the language of young people. This site has a significant and distinct connection with Australia’s military effort and the detail of this connection is expanded upon as you further immerse yourself in the experience via your smartphone. The “torch of remembrance” of sacrifice from our district and beyond, is being passed to the next generation.
We welcome visitors and encourage the establishment or renewal of connections with the military history of our nation by sharing in the stories of those who served, or stayed behind.
The Aintree Walk of Honour was opened on 31 March 2017, in advance of its completion by Remembrance Day 2018. The contribution of the following community groups to the project is gratefully acknowledged:
Caroline Springs and Melton RSL Sub Branches
Melton Family History Group
Melton Historical Society
Partners of Veterans Association of Australia (Vic)
Just 5️⃣ days to go until the new We Love Aintree cafe opens! Don’t worry!! We've got your coffee needs covered in the mean time (thanks so The Coffee Mill) - drop by for a coffee at our pop up coffee cart from 8am to 4pm all week until opening (on Saturday) ☕????????
Did you know our new cafe will be 100% not for profit? This means instead of profits going to individuals or shareholders, 100% of profits will go back into the community ???????? Events & programs aimed to connect neighbours & build the community will be at the forefront! Every time you buy a coffee or some breakfast at the new cafe you'll be supporting things like playgroup, the community garden & tennis club ???????????? Follow We Love Aintree for more info #connectingneighbours #lovewhereyoulive #communityinaction
Time is running out to secure your ticket for our next traditional cooking feast! Due to our special 50% OFF DISCOUNT - tickets are selling fast...get yours NOW ????️ http://bit.ly/Free2Feed #freetofeedmelbourne #cuisinecooking #welovewoodlea
Congratulations to the Aintree Cricket Club for organising such a successful debut season of Winter Wickets! We're so proud to be sponsors of this great competition & we hope to see you all back again next year ???????? #cricketforlife #weloveaintree #winterwickets
This Sunday will be the last day Go West Eatery & Tuckshop will be open before We Love Aintree transform the space into a social enterprise cafe ???? A BIG THANK YOU on behalf of the Woodlea team & local community to Go West Eatery & Tuckshop for your wonderful hospitality over the last 3+ years - you’ve been our local go-to for daily coffee fixes & your delicious brekky & lunch dishes will be missed...There’s still time to visit Go West Eatery & Tuckshop this week to say your farewells & get your final menu fixes ☕ ???? ???? Check out some of our favourite Go West Eatery & Tuckshop memories below #melbournecafe #gowestcafe #communityinaction
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Mark this Sunday in your calendars...your local Rockbank Station is hosting an Opening Celebration from 10am - 1pm which is set to include entertainment, activities, food PLUS so much more! We'll also be there to help you celebrate & will be giving away special Woodlea gifts - see you there ???????????? #party #welovewoodlea #trainstationopening
Go West Eatery & Tuckshop will close its doors on Sunday 25th August to pursue other opportunities in inner Melbourne. This has provided us the chance to welcome a not-for-profit social enterprise cafe that will be managed by local community organisation We Love Aintree. 100% of profits will go back into your local community, so every time you buy a coffee or make a purchase at the new cafe you’re supporting things like playgroup, the community garden and local sporting clubs. The social enterprise cafe will open on Saturday 31st August. In the meantime, a pop up coffee cart will look after your caffeine needs from Monday 26 to Friday 30th August. Follow We Love Aintree and tag your friends below to keep everyone in the loop and show support for this new social enterprise cafe coming soon.