MEDIA RELEASE: Refurbished Donnybrook Soldiers Memorial Hall

Published on Monday, 25 July 2022 at 9:38:39 AM

On 21 July, 2022, the official unveiling of a new commemorative plaque to mark completion of the recent restoration works at the Donnybrook Soldiers Memorial Hall was attended by Jodie Hanns MLA, Shire President Cr Leanne Wringe and Shire Councillors. The refurbishment project was funded through a $50,000 State Government grant provided through South West Development Commission and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Located next to the Shire’s administration building on Bentley Street, this historic building has been refurbished with floor sanding, a new storage room, and full restoration, repair and painting of the building’s windows. 

With construction commencing in 1919, Soldiers Memorial Hall is constructed from local Donnybrook Stone. Building plans were originally made for the Hall prior to the outbreak of war in 1914, however, construction was postponed. By the end of the War, it was decided to erect the building as a memorial to those who had fought in World War I.

“We’re so pleased to have our Soldiers Memorial Hall repaired and restored,” says Shire President Cr Leanne Wringe. “More than one hundred years after the foundation was laid, this building is still being used to bring our community together with several community groups regularly utilising the space. We’re proud of our local heritage and love seeing these beautiful, historical buildings maintained whenever possible so they can be used by generations to come.”

Top L – R: Shawn Lombard (Principal Project Planner), Cr Phil Jones, Shire CEO Ben Rose

Bottom L - R: Ric Evans (President RSL) and wife Carol Evans, Jodie Hanns MLA, Shire President Cr Leanne Wringe, Deputy President Cr Lisa Glover


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