Ashford Memorial Hall

Ashford War Memorial Hall, street viewAshford Memorial Hall, foundation stone

This memorial hall is constructed of brick, with a high front facade. The foundation stone was laid on Saturday 11 June 1938, and the event was reported in detail by The Inverell Times on 17 June. The hall was opened later that year on 16 September, by Councillor H.A. Black, President of the former Ashford Shire. Some 500 to 600 people attended the official opening, including a representative of the Returned Sailor's and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia.


By January 1937, progress had been made towards establishing the hall. It was to have a dancing area, supper room, library and reading room, as well as a lockup shop.

At a meeting of the School in Arts in May 1937, a resolution was passed to mortgage the land and to apply for an advance from the Building Relief Agency.

The tender was awarded to Inverell builder R. Delbridge in April 1938. 


Front facade


Foundation stone

In memory of those
who fell in the Great War
This stone was laid by
R.A. Black Esq.
11th June 1938

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Cnr Inverell and Duff Streets
Ashford NSW 2361
Local Government Area
  • Inverell Shire
  • Roadside
Location status
Original location
Memorial type
  • Building
Recorded by
Graham Wilson
Year of construction
Established Date format: 
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Established date
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Dedication date
16 September 1938
  • First World War, 1914–18
  • Brick