NELLIE Regan Memorial Hall in Peel Street has been a part of the Mandurah community since its construction in 1973.
But the hall has reached the end of its life and plans are in place to decommission and subsequently demolish the building.
City of Mandurah will host an afternoon tea this Sunday to celebrate the contribution Nellie Regan and the hall has made to the community, allowing people to share their memories and farewell the hall prior to its demolition.
The building was named after Mrs Regan who championed Mandurah’s senior citizens and when president of Mandurah branch of the Australian Pensioners League instigated construction of the first Pensioner’s Hall.
It has been home to theatrical productions, meetings, weddings, receptions and popular outdoor markets over the years.
When Mrs Regan was 69 she was awarded an MBE at Government House for her outstanding work and perseverance in helping others.
Her daughter Decima Marshall was Mandurah Shire council’s first female councillor.
The tea will be held at the hall from 1-4pm and attended by her family and friends.
The invitation is extended to the many local community groups that have used the hall and the Mandurah community over 45 years.
Those attending should take along photos and share the memories they have of the hall.
There will also be a historical display organised by Mandurah Community Museum.
After the event, an activities room at Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre will be named in Mrs Regan’s honour.