Invite to celebrate cottage milestone


Marjorie Williams (95) in the room she was born in with her daughter Anne Chapple.
Picture: Marcus Whisson         d433045
Marjorie Williams (95) in the room she was born in with her daughter Anne Chapple. Picture: Marcus Whisson         d433045

The cottage was built 100 years ago as a memorial to those who died at Gallipoli and as a home for returned wounded soldier Private John Cuthbert Porter.

Porter’s granddaughter Anne Chapple said the community is invited celebrate the cottage’s milestone on February 13 and 14.

“I think it is a wonderful achievement for a cottage built in one day to still be standing after 100 years,” Ms Chapple said.

“She’ll be around for another hundred years.

“We welcome everyone to come along and help us celebrate.”

Ms Chapple’s 95-year-old mother Marjorie Williams was born in the cottage, where 100 years later it still stands as a memorial.