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Seymour Military Heritage Weekend on again

And this year there are some significant differences.

CHALPAT SONTI May 1, 2014 3:12am

The Creswick Light Horse Troop make their way down Station St as part of the Seymour Military Heritage Weekend opening parade.Seymour Telegraph on 4/04/2012 CAPTION: The Creswick Light Horse Troop make their way down Station St as part of the Seymour Military Heritage Weekend opening parade.Country News on 30/04/2012 CAPTION: The Creswick Light Horse Troop make their way down Station St as part of the Seymour Military Heritage Weekend opening parade.Seymour Telegraph on 4/04/2012 CAPTION: The Creswick Light Horse Troop make their way down Station St as part of the Seymour Military Heritage Weekend opening parade.


It’s different but it’s back. The third annual Seymour Military Heritage Weekend will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

This year’s weekend has been shifted from March to May, and events have been compressed and reversed. But it is all still free.

The action on Saturday will be entirely at the Australian Light Horse Memorial Park, where from 2pm renowned historian Tim Whitford will present the always-popular demonstrations of military history, including re-enactments showing — among other things — what life was like at the Seymour Military Camp 100 years ago.

Apart from artillery displays, including sniper demonstrations, there will also be displays of military vehicles, Melbourne trio The Pacific Belles performing jazz numbers from the 1940s and children’s entertainment.

A fireworks display will round off proceedings about 7pm.

Sunday will see something slightly different — tours of various military sites, including the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, the Australian Army Tank Museum at Puckapunyal and displays by the Army at the base.

Bookings for Sunday’s tours are essential, as places are strictly limited.

Email tourism@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or phone 57346200. For more information on the weekend see this week’s Telegraph or visit www.militaryheritageweekend.com.au

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