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Memorial Hall and Institute, Bowburn (Bowburn)

It is documented that the miners' memorial hall and institute, Bowburn, was opened in 1921, given by the local colliery owners. It was also referred to as a memorial hut due to the fact that it was formerly an army hut. (1) The structure is visible on aerial photographs from the 1940's. (2) A new welfare hall was later established close by (NZ 30630 37873), which itself became a community centre (and is still used as such today) when Bowburn Colliery closed in 1967. The original hall was demolished soon after the opening of the new building. (3-4)

Reference number:D48884
Historical period: Early 20th Century (1901 to 1932)
First World War (1914 to 1918)
Mid 20th Century (1933 to 1966)

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