Walk commemorates Tahmoor’s centenary

Several signs and plaques will be unveiled in Tahmoor this week to commemorate the centenary of the naming of the town.

The town celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2016 and Tahmoor and District Chamber of Commerce member Bob Clayton has been working hard to see the last piece of the celebrations – a commemorative walk – established in Tahmoor’s main street.

Ten plaques which detail the interesting history of the town, as well as three large signs, have been placed on the nature strip opposite Tahmoor Town Centre.

Mr Clayton said he hoped locals and visitors walked past and read the signs to gain further insight into the town’s buildings and icons.

“Many elderly people in the town would remember the history but these signs are a way to tell new people about the area,” he said.

“The chamber wanted to create the signs to commemorate the centenary.

“Now they are up for everyone to enjoy.”

The plaques will include the history of buildings, community organisations, the commercial centre, education, volunteer groups and the Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

The three larger signs will welcome and thank people for going on the walk, and details Tahmoor’s Indigenous name and story.

The signs will be officially unveiled at ceremony on Saturday, August 11 from 1pm.

Locals are invited to gather next to the Tahmoor Anglican Church. Mayor Judith Hannan will speak.