Thursday, April 8, 2021

From runway to fairway..

 

Yesterday was an overcast, slightly cooler day and while in Maylands visiting mon amie française Marie we made the never before choice to brunch alfresco at the Maylands Peninsula Golf Course. I had no idea that this golf course, opened in 1924 as the Maylands Airfield, was Perth's first official airport 'and the birthplace of commercial aviation in WA'. I love that there is acknowledgement of the first aviators to fly here, many of them heroes in both World Wars, in the form of a plaque on each of the 18 holes of the course. If you embiggen above shot I'm sure you will be both saddened and impressed with the details of each flyer, brave young men all. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


18 comments:

  1. Love how history is kept alive!

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  2. Those are some pretty impressive gentleman honored on those plaques. And, that's a beautiful golf course. I hope the lunch was just as nice.

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  3. That's really neat there are plaques acknowledging people, I like it.

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  4. Great way to honor early aviators!

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  5. ...it's best not to forget.

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  6. How fine the golf course honors these gallant flyers. Early aviation was quite the adventure. But I agree with Mark Twain, it is a good walk spoiled.

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  7. Honolulu's first airfield was named for the first aviator to make it here from the mainland! I hope you had a lovely day my friend.

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  8. That's is great. Well done Maylands Golf Course.

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  9. I wonder how many stop to read the plaques as they make their way around the course. Hope you had a tasty lunch.

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  10. Sad stories indeed, Grace. Darn wars, those.

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  11. It looks beautifully cared for. Cheers Diane

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  12. Wow, how wonderful to discover the history, and such a great tribute. A lovely place for a lesson!

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  13. A very good tribute.

    All the best Jan

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