Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

QCWA Hall to Be Cleared for Loos

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

QCWA Hall to Be Cleared for Loos

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Byline: Melanie Keyte The Gatton Star

IT'S the end of an era for what many consider to be a community institution, as the Withcott QCWA hall has been slated for removal in favour of a public rest stop.

Upper Lockyer Withcott QCWA branch president Ruby Jensen said although the building had historically been integral to the town, it was rarely used any more.

"It's a good move because we don't do a lot of things here at the hall these days, only our meetings," she said.

"We used to get quite a lot of bookings; voting for elections, church meetings, karate and ballet and all those sorts of lessons would happen here.

"For many years, we were the only hall in Withcott until the school and churches were built with their own halls."

The hall's removal would be the fourth time the building has hit the road since its construction in 1920.

It was relocated in 1932 to Postman Ridge before it was moved again to be the Upper Lockyer State School. …

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