Visitors tour Amiens Legacy Centre

Visitors from Kingaroy were keen to get a copy of this children’s book to send to their daughter who teaches at a school in Yeppoon. Photo - Deb Wheeler.

By Deb Wheeler

On its second weekend of opening since Covid-19 restrictions, the Amiens Legacy Centre once again opened its doors to visitors. Over the course of three hours over two dozen keen visitors from all over Queensland including Brisbane, Warwick, Bundaberg, Sunshine Coast and Kingaroy took full advantage of a sunny though cool day on Sunday to visit the Centre.

Visitors were given a tour of the site taking in a variety of interesting landmarks and features on display including the many information boards along the way. We toured the fire pit, topiary train, Bailey Bridge, Passchendaele shed, mural, sculpture, flag pole train line feature – and no visit is complete without a look inside the beautifully restored railway carriage. The carriage is filled with a wonderful display of information about the branch line from Cottonvale to Amiens, books on local history, story books on local soldier settler families and many items of interest relating to Amiens, France and Amiens, Queensland can be viewed.

The Amiens Legacy Centre is now open each Sunday from 10am until 1pm for guided tours but visitors are able to call in any day as the information boards are very informative. If they wish to book a tour they can make a booking by ringing Roger Willis 0428 100 710 or Alec Harslett 0428 833 168.

 

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