24 Apr 2020

ANZAC day in Wimbledon - a day of quiet remembrance

From Country Life, 9:13 pm on 24 April 2020
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Photo: RNZ/Carol Stiles

Wimbledon's Brian Hales will be at his farm gate on Saturday to remember those from his district who served in the two world wars.

For the past 35 years the sheep and beef farmer has organised ANZAC commemorations in his tiny village that now draw hundreds of visitors each year.

This year Brian's put out the poppies to remember the fallen but, with Covid-19 restrictions prohibiting ANZAC services, he'll be alone, quietly remembering...

Country Life attended Wimbledons' ANZAC commerorations in 2017. Listen to that story here