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Trafaglar Centre a Reality

For more than eight years there has been talk of building a civic centre, a town hall or call it what you may. But somehow or other, the project never left the ground. Now, in 1968, the talk is over, the decision is made, the plans are drawn, the site is chosen, the money is being raised for what will be Nelson's civic centre. And a further step towards the provision of this much-needed amenity in Nelson was taken recently with the dedication of the site and the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the dedication, by the Prime Minister, Mr Holyoake (at left;, on the Trafalgar Park No 2 ground.


Above is a scale model, beautifully constructed by Mr Laurie Baker, of the Trafalgar Centre. The main hall, at right, will be large enough to provide full-size sporting facilities for all indoor sports and permanent seating inside for 4000 persons and large enough to cater for the biggest conference which might be held in Nelson. On the eastern side are 1000 sunshine seats fronting on to Trafalgar Park. The area towards the left contains the entrance hall, foyer, shop, kitchen, other service rooms, and a small banquet hall. The other two pictures are of Mr Brian Mills, chairman of the centre committee, and Mr Jack Newman, chairman of the appeal executive (below).
The benefit to Nelson of this centre is inestimable. So let us add our appeal to that of the centre committee. Get behind the appeal and bring this project to fruition. It is badly needed here.