Gallipoli feel at Godfreys

The commemorative pavers at Stanley’s Godfreys Beach can now be appreciated at night time with the installation of two new solar lights, while a new flag pole enables a flag to fly.

Project. Newly installed lights and a flag pole now add another dimension to the commemorative pavers at Godfreys Beach, Stanley.

The World War I Centenary Stanley Sub-committee of the Circular Head RSL Sub Branch was the recipient of a community grant from the Circular Head Council, allowing for two solar bollard lights and a permanent flag pole to be installed in time for Anzac Day late last month.

The pavers contain personal details of 86 fallen soldiers from Circular Head, and the project was completed last year in time for the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli.

The proximity of the open area, close to the Godfreys Beach foreshore and with views to the cliffs of the Nut and rolling Green Hills, presents a definite Gallipoli feel says committee member Sue Smedley.

The lights now provide a special touch of a night, emitting a glow over the pavers, she said.

“We are proud of the area,” Mrs Smedley said on behalf of the committee.

“It is especially good though to have the flag pole erected so the flag can now be flown on appropriate days which is very important.

“It is hoped a sign will soon be placed to alert people to the significance of this area.”

She said the committee was appreciative of the ongoing support of the council in this project.

The committee was also the recipient of an Aleppo Pine seedling recently as part of the Tasmanian ‘Veterans’ and Families Garden Plot’ project.

The seedling will be cared for until Remembrance Day (Friday November 11) when it will be planted close to the commemorative pavers, completing the Gallipoli ‘feel’ of the memorial space.

The pavers project was funded by federal, state and council grants along with contributions from local organisations and individuals.

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