Historical Walk now a blot on the landscape

The Two Wells Historical Walk has so many names engraved in stone that contributed to its establishment in 1992, locals are now referring to it as a “forgotten Greek tragedy.”

What was once a booming and attractive part of the Two Wells centre has become a disappointing eyesore for locals and tourists.

District Council of Mallala Councillor Steve Jones says it is very disappointing as it is a focal point of the town centre.

“It is a bit of a shame really, we should be presenting the town in a better light,” he said.

Mr Jones believed this would be an area the council would be looking to improve as it appears a stark contrast to other town centre improvements that are currently in progress.

Audrey Hart of Middle Beach was one of the many that first established the historical walk and is calling for some much-needed TLC.

Mrs Hart believes it is dangerous for the public, especially herself who uses a walker.

“It is terrible that it has gone like that, I have heard that it is not looking very nice at all,” she said. “It isn’t something to be proud of at the moment. I think they’ve decided to get the creek in order first and put this aside until later.”

Her husband’s plaque stands before many broken names that she hopes will be fixed one day in the near future.

“I think the council will eventually look into it, but now they are concentrating on other things,” she said.

 I heard they were going to hold the monthly fruit and vegetable markets in there from next year, I do hope they can fix it.”

The name plaques were originally $5 to $10 each and the volunteers put their hands up to make them.

Mrs Hart was told that her plaque is currently broken, which she believes is very unfortunate.

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