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Victoria, Kilmore, Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

EVENT DATE:  Saturday 28 November 2015Alice_Rabbit down the hole

Come and join Ausdance in making a wild Mad Hatter’s hat and learning the Lobster Quadrille. Local writer’s group the Word Weavers will be running a workshop on writing nonsense poetry.

Open mic competition for nonsense poetry and limericks as the evening draws on with hilarious MC Paddy Devine.

This event is free and includes afternoon tea from our wonderful CWA ladies.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:  Saturday 28 November 2015
Venue:  Kilmore Soldiers Memorial Hall
Address:  14 Sydney Street, Kilmore
Time:  2pm – 6.30pm
Entry:  Free

ABOUT THE HALL:

The inaugural meeting to discuss the need for a new public hall in Kilmore was held in March 1958 and within a year it was decided the hall would be named “Kilmore Soldiers’ Memorial Hall.”

In 1962, the State Government provided a subsidy of £2,250 and a loan of £10,000 was obtained by the Shire from the State Bank of Victoria.

The Hall Committee had a unique method of paying off loans: “They bought 1000 sheep and farmed them out locally for free agistment.  After shearing, and sale after three years, they raised £12,000.” The Hall cost £26,700 and it was expected that this would be paid off in five years using their “normal” method.

The Governor of Victoria, Sir Rohan Delacombe, opened the Hall and dedicated the meeting room which had been built for the Kilmore Sub-branch of the Returned Servicemen’s League.