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VICTORIA, Mortlake, 117th Annual Rose Show

EVENT DATE: 8 November 2014

St. James’ Anglican Church Mortlake 117th Annual Rose Show Doors open for cake stall and luncheon from 12 noon. Show is open for viewing from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. 2:00pm – official opening and presentation of trophies and prizes, followed by guest speaker. Two course luncheon: $15.00 Afternoon tea: $4.00 Categories include: Roses, Irises, Cut Flowers, Plants in Containers, Handcraft, Floral Design and Junior Section. Schedules are available at the Mortlake Newsagency located at 93 Dunlop Street, Mortlake. Entries close: 10:00am on day of show.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date: Saturday 8th November 2014
Venue: Mortlake Soldiers’Memorial HallMortlake Soldier's Memorial Hall.2
Address: Shaw Street, Mortlake
Time: Doors open at 12noon through to 3.30pm
Entry: Free admission, no bookings required
ABOUT THE HALL:
The Mortlake Soldiers’ Memorial Hall was built in 1869 and was originally the town’s Mechanic’s Institute but was renamed in 1923 as the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall. Today the building has a bluestone core with 1960s foyer, toilets and kitchen, which were added after the original roof blew off.

On the east side, a galvanised shed hides the original steps and cast iron balustrade and lace. The original timber dressing rooms have since been reclad in fibro-cement. There is a plaque dedicated to Thomas Turner Shaw.

The Mortlake Bluestone Precinct buildings date from the 1850s.

The Mortlake History Trail features 22 sites of interest, including the Soldiers’ Memorial Hall (1869), the old Post Office (1864), Courthouse (1864), several churches, the flour mill and a great deal more. The precinct is well worth a visit and trail maps can be picked up from the Mortlake Visitor Information Centre at 108 Dunlop Street.