HISTORY

PHOTO: MICHAEL JEANS
Governor Generals, war heroes & sporting champions have been welcomed. Dozens of Debutante Balls, Hunt Balls, school Fancy Dress Balls, Flower Shows, Art Displays, Choir Festivals, private functions - 21st birthdays, engagements, weddings, reunions - gymnastics & indoor sports, have all used the Town Hall.

TOWN HALL HISTORY TIMELINE

1909

Opened

Mayor William Francis Buckland, £5,000

Borough Offices and Chambers
Carnegie Library £1,000
(Andrew Carnegie Current)

1915

Town Hall Pictures

1918

Hospital influenza epidemic. Town Hall serves as emergency hospital

1927

Amalgamated Pictures, 1st Picture House outside of Auckland.

1945

Thanksgiving service to celebrate victory at the end of the WWII

1954

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip hosted for lunch

1960s

Supper Room 1964 New Floor and toilets 1965 Central Heating

1982

Prince William Theatre opens in the mezzanine

1983

Council Chambers moved in to Carnegie Library

2000

Cambridge Information Centre opened in Carnegie Library

2014

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit

 

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