Glen Aplin, 13 December 2019

The Glen Aplin Memorial Hall was erected in memory of those from the district who served in World War One and World War Two. Building materials were scarce but the Glen Aplin community volunteers worked with ingenuity and persistence to make bricks with sand from the nearby Severn River.

In 1953 the Hall was opened with a Gala Ball attracting people from far and wide to celebrate and try out the dance floor, the largest on the Granite Belt at that time. The Gala Ball included prizes for the most charmingly dressed lady, the most original fan, the most colourful tie and a balloon waltz!

Since then the Hall has continued to host many community celebrations, weddings, wakes, markets and dances along with sporting and social activities. In later years many improvements have been added to maintain relevance for current times including, wheel chair access, refurbished kitchen and amenities, replacement of electrical wiring, a new roof and rendering of the exterior. Glen Aplin QCWA has always been, and remains a valuable and integral part of the facility.

Glen Aplin is a close knit community located on the Granite Belt, south of Stanthorpe. The region is famous for its Mediterranean climate, fruit, vegetables, wine and various tourist facilities.

A ticket to the opening ball at Glen Aplin Hall.

Glen Aplin Hall stands on land traditionally owned by the Kambuwal, Bundjalung and Gamilaroi peoples.

Population: 503

Festival of Small Halls rolls into Glen Aplin on the 13th of December with Blair Dunlop (ENG) and Hat Fitz and Cara (AUS).

Festival of Small Halls Glen Aplin will be supported by the Dogwood Three, with a very special opening song by Penny Davies and Roger Ilott, “Rain”. The Dogwood Three are full of fun, soul and passion. They blend gritty realism with toe tappin alt country/folk. They’ll have you dancing, smiling and crying.

Penny & Roger have been singing songs, making songs and travelling the land with their music since they first met nearly 40 years ago. Their music is a heart-filled and thoughtful blend of traditional themes and contemporary ideas. Their recordings are textured, yet simple; their performances, with guitars and maybe a banjo or mandolin added to the mix, are simply stunning.

Penny and Roger
Dogwood Three

Come along from 5:30pm : BBQ (Glen Aplin Rural Fire Brigade), Bar (Glen Aplin State School P&C) and acoustic music by local group Too Much Fun to enjoy prior to doors

Doors open 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Supper available in the interval courtesy of the Glen Aplin CWA.

Tickets available online here or locally at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Lock St. Stanthorpe

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