Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum

News: Grants to remember World War 1

Blue Mountains Gazette 7 January 2015

Keith Ward with Louise Markus
Marking World War I service
: Assistant publicity officer at Valley Heights
railway heritage museum, Keith Ward, with Federal MP Louise Markus.

Federal Member for Macquarie Louise Markus has announced more than $3000 in federal grants to support Mountains projects commemorating the service of’ Australians during World War I.

The Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum has received $2133 towards a railway- specific World War I honour roll acknowledging I? Springwood locals serving as railway employees during the war.

Assistant publicity officer at Valley Heights Heritage Museum. Keith Ward said the “volunteers at the museum are pleased to have our grant application approved. We want to recognise the huge contribution and sacrifice that railway workers. especially the 17 or more from the local area made in various conflicts in World War I.”

“A suitably inscribed Honor Roll will be mount ed in the museum shop for all to contemplate.”

And the Katoomba RSL sub-branch has received a $1300 grant towards a display cabinet for World War I medals and awards of local residents.