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The new p&rpsh room was designed so as bring if; into lane with the surrounding buildings in aicbiteetual pretensions. The contractors, Messrs Haylook and Newton earned out; the work faithfully, and the new building has a handsome appearance. It stands in a section of the town that is mostly comprised of new buildings as within fche last two ye&rs a new school has been erected on the adjpurniag section, the new vicarage has been built on the same section, two now houses bay , been erected in Smith Street and tbe boardingbouß6j Gartbowen has been j added to and renovated,, The iand on wbicb the new buildiDg stands gives n> a commanding appearance with an outlook over French Bay. The new pari9h room ia built of wood with a Marseilles tiled frontage. It is at the lower end of tbe carriage drive leading to tbe pioarage. Tbe main ball is S6ft % 40ft, inside measurements, with a moveable stage at one end. There are two oloak 'rooms, 10ft x 10ft, on either eide of!

the main entrance to the hall, which will be used as Sunday Glass rooms, and in the ladiea' room shelves have been built in for the Sunday School library. At the back of the main hail are the storeroom and kitchen, their dimensions being 26ffc x 9£t. The whole building is lit with electric light and furnished with every convenience. All the furniture is not yet to hand, A Walter Collinson piano of beautiful tone baa been Bβ- j J cured. The fittings throughout the: building are all that can be desired,; and a generous supply of cupboards are provided in the kitchen'and storeroom. PROGRAMME. The following programme waa gone through : — Pianoforte solo, Miss Gwen Haylock ; apeecb, Rev. A, H Julius; song, Mr Jos, Armstrong ; recitation, Mrs P. Leliavre; speech, the Mayor (Mr G. Armstrong); duet, Mis?es Youngman; song, Mr Frank Armstrong ; speech tiev. E. K. Mules (Little River). KKFRESHMENT3. Trio, Mi3B L. Armstrong, G. Youngman and M. Julius; speech, churchwardens, Messrs C. W. Leete and T. E. Taylor, recitation, Mrs F believre, speech, Rev. J. W, Hayward; dialogue, "Wasting Away," Mra (Juntrellj Misses L Youngman and B. Jacobson ; quartette ; Nationa Anthem.

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THE NEW BUILDING., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3527, 3 March 1916

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THE NEW BUILDING. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3527, 3 March 1916

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