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Centenary celebration nears

The date has been set for a major concert to mark the centenary of the Rendelsham Community Hall.

The Rendelsham Sport and Progress Association is sourcing local talent for the May 18 event.

It will be almost 100 years to the day since the then-local MP Peter Reidy officially opened the hall before a crowd of 400.

The stone structure is owned by Wattle Range Council and overseen by an advisory committee comprising local residents and ward representatives Sharon Cox and Richard Cassidy.

It was the venue for a concert in 1980 to mark the centenary of Rendelsham.

The hall was last packed with 250 concert-goers in 2015 as a fundraiser for the kitchen upgrade.

Among those who had graced the stage in both 1980 and 2015 were Julie Ann and David Thomas and some members of the Dusty Peat Flat Band.

Meanwhile, the Rendelsham Sport and Progress Association is looking for photos and memorabilia to display at the 100-year celebration of the Hall, to be held on May 18.

“We know the Rendelsham Community Hall has seen some good times and want to hear about them,” association secretary Marnie Jolly said.

“We are keen to hear your stories, see your invitations, photographs and whatever else you have to share from school concerts, weddings, engagements, birthday parties, cabarets, dances, balls and fashion parades.”

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