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The Methodist Soldiers Memorial Kindergarten Hall is attached to the rear of the former Methodist (Now Uniting) church and commemorates those who served in World War One. 

The foundation stone was laid on the 21st August 1925 and the hall was opened on the 4th December 1925. 

The opening ceremony of the Lochiel Methodist Soldiers' Memorial Kindergarten Hall attracted a large gathering on Friday afternoon, December 4. The proceedings were conducted by the Rev. Eric Tregilgas. After the devotional exercises, the Rev. C. G. Carvosso delivered an eloquent address. At the request of the circuit minister, Mrs. J. H. Nicholls, one of the oldest members of the community, inserted the key and declared the hall open. A silver key suitably inscribed was presented to Mrs. Nicholls. Under the leadership of Mrs. W. G. Nicholls, a company of children sang "Spelling Love."

The report by the treasurer of the Trust (Councillor J. H. Nicholls, J.P.) revealed a highly satisfactory financial position. In cash £250 and in labour £50 had been donated. Another £80 would free the building of debt. The treasurer made an appeal for that amount. Special reference was made to the good work of the contractor. Mr. H. Bishop. After the conclusion of the ceremony the hall was admiringly inspected. The tables which had been tastefully set out for tea kept the lady helpers busily engaged till late.
Australian Christian Commonwealth (SA), 18 December 1925.



Address:Princes Highway, Lochiel Uniting Church, Lochiel, 5510
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.928725
Long: 138.161417
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Monument Manufacturer:Mr H. Bishop (contractor)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 21st August, 1925
Front Inscription

This stone was laid by Mrs J. R. Bidgood,

In memory of our soldiers who fought in the Great War

1914 - 1918

Aug. 21. 1925.

Source: MA
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