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Day 41 At Beechworth
This morning Hiroe did a pile of washing and then we drove into town for the ANZAC Day March and service. The weather turned out to be very good for the event.
Bob put on his medals and took part in the march, he is right behind the gent in the red jacket.
After the service which was rather well done and attended for a small town like Beechworth we returned to the vans for lunch after which we went and fuelled the cars for the trip home starting on Sunday.
Day 42 at Beechworth
This morning at 9.00 am we all boarded a coach for a tour of Beechworth and environs. We did a complete circuit of the township looking at all of the historic building including the old Court House, the Telegraph Station, The Gold Office and the Chinese Protectors Office.
There are many lovely old building in the town and amongst them was all that is left of the original hospital. Only the façade remains of what must have been a very impressive building.
We had morning tea in the towns park and it was rather good as the eats were provided by a local bakery.
Back to the vans then into town to the local pie shop which was extremely busy then after having a better look at some of the buildings we drove out to the cemetery and the Chinese burning towers and grave of about 2,000 Chinese.
While walking around town, Hiroe found a nice old phone box and had to try it out and Pommy Bob found a new hat to match his pink steps and pyjamas.
At Happy Hour tonight we said goodbye to the other caravan club members as they are heading off to Bright tomorrow and we with the English man are heading for home.