WODONGA CEMETERY WALK: What do you know of Paddy and his horses?

THE beginning of the Mylon bus service will be among the stories told during a walk at the Wodonga Cemetery on Sunday.

The graves and stories of six pioneers of the Wod-onga area will feature in the afternoon event org-anised by the Wodonga Historical Society.

Some of the graves date back to 1850.

Society member Jim Parker said it would be the second time the organisation had staged a cemetery walk.

“It’s about keeping history alive — once we go, who is going to pass these stories on?” Mr Parker said.

Descendants of the pioneers to be recalled, Patrick “Paddy” Mylon, James Henry McGeoch and the Morrison, McGaffin, Pollard and Rapsey families, will speak about the their relatives.

Mr Mylon started a horse and cab service in Wodonga in 1906, switching to motor transport in 1922.

He died six months after his 100th birthday.

Mr McGeoch was a councillor for Wodonga for 37 years when it was a shire, while the others were farmers.

The cemetery walk held two years ago attracted 100 people, with Mr Parker hoping for a similar crowd from 2pm on Sunday.

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