Strong turnout for Anzac Day

Castlemaine 's Maggie Jackson performs'The band Played Waltzing Matilda' before the estimated crowd of 500-1000 people who attended the town's 10am Anzac Day service on Monday. Photo: Eve Lamb

Eve Lamb
An estimated 500 to 1000 people turned out for this year’s Castlemaine Anzac Day commemorative service as big crowds flocked back to remember and pay their respects nation-wide on Monday, April 25.
“Castlemaine district are really generous. They’re unreal,” pleased Castlemaine RSL sub branch president John Whiddon told the Mail at the conclusion of Monday’s well attended 10am service at the town’s cenotaph.
“We’re really pleased with the turnout,” sub branch treasurer and MC for the service, Alan Lane, said – “and perhaps next year we’ll even be able to have a march as well.”
The strong local turnout for the Castlemaine service and others like it throughout Mount Alexander Shire was in keeping with numbers at services state-wide, with many keen to demonstrate their respects after two years of prohibitive pandemic restrictions.
The strong turnout for the 10am service in Castlemaine followed a staunch turnout also for… Get the full story in today’s Mail…