Surburban services offer patron options

27/04/2020 Posted by admin

PAY YOUR RESPECTS: Members of the public will be able to attend Anzac Day services and marches at a number of suburban locations in Newcastle, like Wallsend.For those wishing to pay their respects on Anzac Day but are unable make the Nobbys Beach dawn service, five suburban commemorations are being held across Newcastle.

Hamilton’s traditional dawn service will be held inside Gregson Park, with the customary march down Tudor Street replaced by an intra-park parade to allow motorists smooth access to the main event at Nobbys.

Hamilton Public School students will take part in the service and afterwards the school’s P&C Association will offer bacon and egg rolls and coffee for a gold coin donation in the school grounds across Tudor Street.

The Merewether service will be held at the World War One memorial gates on the corner of Robert and Mitchell streets at Townson Oval, beginning at 6.30am.

“As well as the significant crowd at the 5am Nobbys Dawn Service, these local services are well patronised, ” Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.

Lambton-New Lambton will play host to four separate commemorations between 7am and 11am (see summary below for details)

In Wallsend, the Anzac dawn march will leave Wallsend Diggers on Tyrrell Street and march to Federal Park for a service there before returning to the club.

Stockton’s dawn service will be held at the Cenotaph on the corner of Mitchell and Hereford streets from 5.30am to about 6.00am, before the main service at the Cenotaph between 8.15am and 9.30am.

Hamilton Gregson Park5am – March forms up near Gregson Park cannons5.20am – March steps off proceeds along Steel St side of park before turning right near corner of Tudor St.5.30am – Dawn service begins at Gregson Park6.15am – Breakfast is available at Hamilton Public SchoolMerewetherTownson Oval6.30am – Service begins at World War One memorial gates on the corner of Robert and Mitchell streets7.30am – RSL Sub-Branch Members only breakfast at South Newcastle Leagues Club, Llewellyn Street Merewether, open to the general public from 7.30amWallsend Federal Park5am – March commences in front of Wallsend Diggers, then into Nelson and Boscawen streets to Federal Park No.1 Cenotaph, where the service and wreath laying will be held.6.15am – March back to Wallsend Diggers.Stockton5am – Marchers form up from 5.15am at the Stockton RSL and Citizens Club, set off at 5.30am for the dawn service at the Cenotaph.8.30am – Main march: All marchers should assemble in the area surrounding the General Washington Hotel at the corner of Hunter and Mitchell streets from 8am.The march proceeds along Mitchell Street to the Cenotaph. On arrival the Catafalque Party will form up on the Cenotaph, and the official Anzac service will begin at 8.45am, after which the contingent will return to Stockton RSL Club for the traditional get together for refreshments and celebrations.Lambton-New Lambton7am-7.30am – Short service and wreath laying at the New Lambton war memorial gates, corner Tauranga Road and Hobart Road8.45-9.15am – Short service and wreath laying at Lambton Park memorial gates, Morehead St,9.45am – Wreath laying and Last Post service at Lambton Park War Memorial Swimming Centre, Durham Road.10.15am – March, forming up on Durham Rd and proceeding via Karoola Rd to the Lambton Bowls, Sport and Recreation Club. It is intended to halt the march “off road” in the Club car park11.00am – Main service at Lambton Bowls, Sport and Recreation Club, Karoola Rd, Lambton.Beresfield05.30 – Form up at the Beresfield Community War Memorial at the corner of Anderson Drive and Allandale Street Beresfield.March to the War Memorial is approximately 200 metres.5.40am – Dawn Service. In the event of inclement weather. the Service will take place at the Beresfield Crematorium on Anderson Drive. After the Service, Breakfast will be held at Beresfield Bowling Club.9am – Traditional Anzac Day entertainment commences. For further information please call 0249 336 90Shortland5.50am -Anzac Day Service in our Memorial Garden 3 Conmurra Circuit ShortlandBreakfast after the Service for a gold coin donation.

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