Signed, sealed and delivered: Wauchope Show Society president Bob Kennett, second from right, hands over payment for the new Trades Hall roof to Melissa Cooper, of Scott Cooper Metal Roofing and Earthmoving, watched by Show Society vice-president Neil Coombes and secretary Anne Watkins. Up to scratch: Looking pleased with the new Wauchope Showground Poultry Pavilion roof are, from left, Poultry Club president and Show Society vice-president Neil Coombes, Show Society secretary Anne Watkins, secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary Trish Douglas, Ladies Auxiliary member and Show Society committee member Doris McKinnon and Show Society president Bob Kennett.
THE leak-catching bucket brigade will be out of a job during wet weather at Wauchope Showground, now that there’s a new roof on the Trades Hall.
And the chooks will also be a bit happier when it rains because the Poultry Pavilion has been re-roofed too.
Show society president Bob Kennett said the big curved roof on the Trades Hall badly needed replacing, as it had been leaking “for at least 15 years”.
“It was a bad state of affairs,” he said.
“There was so much silicon up there it was not funny.”
The big hall was originally built by the army during the Second World War and Mr Kennett said the leaking roof was the original one from back then – more than 70 years ago.
The roof cost $41,000 to replace and Mr Kennett said the Show Society wanted to thank the Member for Oxley, Andrew Stoner, who informed them funds may be available from the Crown Lands Department for such a project, and encouraged them to apply for a grant, which they did.
Mr Kennett also thanked Scott Cooper Metal Roofing and Earthmoving for the work carried out successfully on the large structure.
The Poultry Pavilion’s gleaming new roof was a project jointly funded by the Poultry Club and the Show Society Ladies Auxiliary, with both chipping in half of the $9000 cost.
Poultry club president Neil Coombes thanked club members Scott Balmar and club vice-president Robert Scott for their help with the roof, which was also in desperate need of replacement, having also been in place since before the Second World War.
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