Pialba's Memorial Hall on Main St.
Pialba's Memorial Hall on Main St. Tracey Joynson

LETTER: Pialba Memorial Hall used daily, why must it go?

LETTER TO EDITOR: Anything old in Hervey Bay must go, anything old in Maryborough must be kept.

On Saturday, I arrived at our Memorial Hall at Pialba for the proposed revival of our old CBD into a new modern CBD.

Many see that the old Memorial Hall and our old Railway Station stands in the way forward for the modern Hervey Bay.

Well I waited for the elderly to enter the Memorial Hall to say hands off these two iconic buildings.

I stood from 9am to midday and was surprised to only see six elderly folk enter the building in all this time.

They all agreed the new ideas for the CBD should have been done years ago.

What stopped an earlier move was the talk of moving the Memorial Hall and the Railway Station.

The idea for the new CBD is great, but we could not see why the new CBD can't be built around the Memorial Hall and Railway Station.

At home that day I realised why the numbers were down and it was simple: all of my old friends are now in nursing homes or retirement villages.

Yes, we understand that our time is nearly over but our time here in Hervey Bay should not be forgotten so please leave a reminder that we were here.

In 1986, the Memorial Hall was hired for $1 so my daughter could have her wedding reception.

After that we hired the hall for tombolas and we filled the hall.

The hall is used daily so why must it go?

- Ken Hall, Hervey Bay



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