Lost marker finally finds home

November 1, 2018 BY

Trooper Matt Collins gets the yachting season underway

LAST Saturday marked an historic day for the Ballarat Yacht club on Lake Wendouree.

A commemorative stone that was to have been laid when the building was relocated over 60 years ago finally took its place at the club room’s entrance.

The club was built by members with all voluntary work, with the original building at View Point and moved to its current location in 1957.

The original stone was made to open and establish the new club where it stands today, but unforeseen circumstances the it was never laid, lost for some time.

When it was finally found, the club decided to commemorate the stone and lay during the launch of the 2018 Ballarat yachting season.

In other club news, the Ballarat Yacht club is urgently searching for relatives of those club members who served in World War One. Please forward your contact details to [email protected]

The club will be holding a recommissioning of the restored Honour Board.

The list includes: ALLEN Stanley Gordon, ANDERSON John Austin, BRITTAIN William, COGHLAN Marice William, COGHLAN Kevin Joseph, CRADDOCK Roy Reginald, DOEPEL Edmond Christian, DAWSON Frank Eric, DAVIS, Edward Henry, DAVIS Frank Lindsay, LASCELLES Walter George, ELLINGSEN Harry, HOLGATE Edward Spencer, JOHNSON Charles William, JOHNSON Albert Edwin, MERLIN Horace Richard, PIKE E, PASCOE John, PASCOE Charles Gordon, PASCOE Herbert Leslie, PASCOE Victor Alfred, PASCOE Cyril Wright, SUMNER Ronald Hamilton, TUNBRIDGE Daryl Ballantyne, TUNBRIDGE Geoffrey Ballantyne, TREKARDO George Henry, TWEEDIE Forbes, WHITE Alexander Henry, WALKER Stanley, WALKER George, MACPHERSON Alexander Sutherland, SUTHERLAND Hugh.

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