Re­gan years are over

Pinjarra Murray Times - - OPINION -

NEL­LIE Re­gan Memo­rial Hall in Peel Street has been a part of the Man­durah com­mu­nity since its con­struc­tion in 1973.

But the hall has reached the end of its life and plans are in place to de­com­mis­sion and de­mol­ish it.

The build­ing was named af­ter Mrs Re­gan, who cham­pi­oned Man­durah’s se­nior cit­i­zens and in­sti­gated con­struc­tion of the first Pen­sioner’s Hall when she was pres­i­dent of Man­durah branch of the Aus­tralian League.

It has been home to the­atri­cal pro­duc­tions, meet­ings, wed­dings, re­cep­tions and pop­u­lar out­door mar­kets over the years.

When Mrs Re­gan was 69 she was awarded an MBE at Govern­ment House for her out­stand­ing work and per­se­ver­ance in help­ing oth­ers.

Her daugh­ter Dec­ima Mar­shall was Man­durah Shire’s first fe­male coun­cil­lor. Pen­sion­ers

The City of Man­durah hosted an af­ter­noon tea this month to cel­e­brate the con­tri­bu­tion Nel­lie Re­gan and the hall has made to the com­mu­nity, al­low­ing peo­ple to share their mem­o­ries and farewell the hall be­fore its de­mo­li­tion.

There was also a his­tor­i­cal dis­play or­gan­ised by Man­durah Com­mu­nity Mu­seum.

An ac­tiv­i­ties room at Man­durah Se­niors and Com­mu­nity Cen­tre will be named in Mrs Re­gan’s honour.

The Nel­lie Re­gan Hall in Peel Street will be de­mol­ished af­ter serv­ing the com­mu­nity for 45 years.

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