ORMONDVILLE CEMETERY, HAWKES BAY, NZ
ORMONDVILLE Cemetery War grave
Ormondville war memorial hall.
On the 16th July 1919 a meeting was held in the Rechabite Hall under the Chairmanship of Mr H.J. Newling to consider a permanent peace memorial to remember those who had served in the Great War..... Several meetings were held to discuss the various alternatives and finally in 1921 it was decided to purchase the Rechabite Hall and land ( a bare 1 acre between the bakery and the Hall) and build a Shell hall 50 feet by 36 feet at a total cost of 900 pounds..... Building proceeded and the hall was opened in 1922. The hall was later renovated, dressing rooms added and the site fenced.