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A plaque commemorates the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Soldiers Memorial Hall.

A huge success attended the opening of the Alectown Soldiers Memorial Hall on Tuesday night. The committee, under Mr.Walter Whitlock, organised an opening ball, and at 9.30 412 people had entered the doors to dance to the strains of.the two orchestras, The "Serenaders" (Peak Hill) and Lyn Smith's "Collegians" which had been engaged to provide continuous dancing. 

The old hall, which adjoins the new building, is used as a supper room, and holds about 50 couples at a sitting. Taken all round, the hall would be an asset to any town, and the committee deserve great praise for their efforts in having it built, and, the inscription, which stands out in relief on the front of the building; serves as a constant reminder of the purpose for which the hall was built—a memorial to those who fell in the Great War.
Western Champion (Parkes, NSW),  6 July 1934.


Address:Newell Highway , Soldiers Memorial Hall, Alectown, 2870
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.932927
Long: 148.240352
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 14th July, 1984
Front Inscription

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of Alectown Soldiers Memorial Hall on 4-7-1934 by Mr. O.S Elliot M.P.

This plaque was unveiled by Mr. David Simmons M.P. on 14-7-1984.

Source: NRWM, MA
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