Mitre Hall celebrates 100 years

 

Afternoon tea at the Mitre Hall 100 year celebration Photo by Elaine Aitken
Afternoon tea at the Mitre Hall 100 year celebration Photo by Elaine Aitken

On 14 November 2015, the Mitre community came together to celebrate 100 years of the Mitre Hall as part of Regional Arts Victoria’s Home is Where the Hall is.

Emma Kealy MP and Councillor Mark Radford at the Mitre Hall 100 year celebration unveiling
Emma Kealy MP and Councillor Mark Radford at the Mitre Hall 100 year celebration unveiling

The day began with afternoon tea supplied by the local community, from 3pm.This was followed by the unveiling of a plaque by Mark Radford, Horsham Rural City Councillor. Emma Kealy, Member for Lowan, also spoke.

About 120 people enjoyed a spit roast of pork and lamb, cooked by Stephan Greenaway, and salads provide by the local community.

Garry Dickerson,Stephan Greenaway at the Mitre Hall 100 year celebration photo by Elaine Aitken
Garry Dickerson and Stephan Greenaway at the Mitre Hall 100 year celebration photo by Elaine Aitken

Throughout the afternoon and evening Stephen Greenaway, piano, and Garry Dickerson piano accordion, provided enjoyable music.

A time capsule was donated in which memorabilia was placed inside.The time capsule will be opened in November 2040.

151104_Mitre Hall submitted by Elaine Aikten
Mitre Hall photo by Elaine Aikten

It was wonderful to see the hall, 100 years on, alive with activity and obvious enjoyment. Visitors traveled from both local areas but also from further afield including, Melbourne, Rochester, Warragul, Tarrington, Kundabung N.S.W. and Dunkeld to join in the celebrations.

Here’s to another 100 wonderful years at Mitre Hall!