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Monday, March 03, 2014

Loy's Paddock, in Burnley

These pix were taken on March 1 2014.

They show the environment and scenery on a 3 km (return) walk along the Main Yarra Trail to Loy's Paddock, in Burnley.

The Trail is next to the Yarra Boulevard.

Loy's Paddock is a riverside pocket of land near Barkly Avenue, between the South Eastern Freeway and the Yarra.

Loy's were the family which began Loy's soft drinks and their horses would be kept on the land beside the river which still holds the name today. Older readers will remember the home deliveries of drinks around Melbourne in the 1960s and 1970s.

An Information Board at the entrance to the Paddock provides details about the history of Loy's.

Along this stretch was also the site of the Twickenham (Burnley) Ferry. This operated from 1872 until 1934, when it was replaced by a bridge - MacRobertson's Bridge. Near the Bridge on the Trail is an Information Board describing the history of the Ferry.



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