BOOST: Matt Cleary, Denis Ryan and Malcolm Marshall with the mower purchased for Greymare Hall following a grant from Southern Downs Regional Council.
BOOST: Matt Cleary, Denis Ryan and Malcolm Marshall with the mower purchased for Greymare Hall following a grant from Southern Downs Regional Council. Janelle Cleary

Greymare Hall gets funding for a new mower

THE grass around the 82-year-old Greymare Hall will now be cut with a new mower thanks to a grant from the Southern Downs Regional Council.

The hall was opened in 1936 and a supper room added after being moved from the Risdon Rifle Range at the end of the Second World War.

Greymare Hall committee president Matt Cleary said it was terrific the council was involved in various communities.

"Fostering community halls keeps an identity for the district, our hall is in such a central position in the Greymare district, it is important it is well presented,” Mr Cleary said.

"Cutting the grass regularly will also reduce the fire risk.”

The hall is used for a community barbecue on the first Friday night of each month and already is booked for two additional functions this year.

"It is good for the community to have social functions, we are fortunate the hall is so well maintained.

"I am hoping the hall can be used more by community groups in Greymare and surrounding districts.

"Town groups were also welcome to book the hall for functions.”

In recent years, there have been family reunions, a wedding reception, church functions, birthday parties and community functions at the hall.

The original roof of the hall is exposed from the inside which adds to its attraction.

Back in the years, there were regular dances in the hall and while the type of functions may have changed, the hall is still a community hub for the area.

Cricket reunion

A REUNION is planned later this year for players and supporters of the former Greymare Cricket Club.

Cricket in Warwick boomed in the 1960s and Greymare won the A-grade premiership 50 years ago. Some games at the time were played on the concrete pitch adjacent to the hall.

A reunion committee will organise a day to celebrate 50 years since the premiership win and bring together players in Greymare teams in Australia Day Cricket Carnivals in the 1990s. Some of the players from the 1960s were also involved in the carnival teams of the 1990s.

Information from Matt Cleary on 0428987340



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