Monday, June 27, 2011

Heritage walk of Montmorency and Briar Hill

Eltham District Historical Society’s regular excursions program continues in July with a visit to Montmorency and Briar Hill. It will comprise a short train journey and a walk of about 3km. The date is Saturday 2nd July. The plan is to catch the 2.01pm train from Eltham to Montmorency. Meeting in the foyer of the Eltham station 10 minutes before that time. Otherwise, wait at Montmorency station for the train to arrive at 2.04pm.

The walk will start by viewing the famous Were Street footpath mosaics that tell the anecdotes of early residents and traders in this village shopping strip. On the walk to Briar Hill we will talk about the subdivisions of the 1910s and 20s that established Montmorency as a suburb. Featured locations on the walk will include the site of the Briar Hill Timber Mill, Briar Hill overpass (the site of a former tiny road bridge over the railway) and St Faith’s Church.

This free excursion is open to Society members and the general public and will be for about two hours., returning to Eltham by train. The phone number for contact on the day is 0409 021 063.

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