On this day ……… 31st of March 1855
An interesting character turned up in Beechworth, on this day in 1855, needing assistance. His name was Thomas Allen, a veteran of Waterloo, where he had been wounded. Allen had also been at Ballarat during the Eureka uprising, his tent had been burnt, and he had lost all his possessions. While in Beechworth he had lost his horse. The good hearted people in Beechworth rallied round, starting up an appeal, and brought him a new horse.