Hear about Historic Mooroolbark

On Saturday 15th July, Marion Stott, President of the Mooroolbark History Group, will speak to the Mt Evelyn History Group about historic walks they have created for our near neighbour, the Mooroolbark township. One of the buildings that has a long history in Mooroolbark is the Public Hall.

The old Mooroolbark public hall
Iconic photo of the old Mooroolbark public hall from 1924

“The Hall, which had been built as a Dance Hall to help entertain the Soldiers after the first World War, went on to be a very popular Dance Hall for the district. Several dances were held around each full moon, to give people some light to travel home safely.

Everything began in the Hall, 5 different Churches, youth groups, Primary School, Kindergarten, Scouts, Guides, table tennis, archery etc. etc.

Much fundraising was done through card nights, especially euchre, at threepence a game. These funds first purchased the Piano, then built on the front lobby and then the rear supper room.”

Everyone is welcome to come along to the talk on July 15 from 1:30pm, at Hardy Hall, Mt Evelyn RSL, 49 Birmingham Rd. Afternoon tea provided. Gold coin donation appreciated.
For more information: mtevelynhistorygroup@gmail.com


Mt Evelyn History Group
Website: www.mt-evelyn.net/historygroup
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MtEvelynHistoryGroup2016

 

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