Last week Tuesday was a show day with a big difference. Instead of hundreds of people streaming to the annual show, there was only a handful of people who saw the 1927-built main pavilion come crashing to the ground.
The Grand Old Lady filled with arts, crafts, cakes and many other great displays has a special place in many people’s memories. Sadly, the frail building had reached its used by date and construction of a new fit for purpose pavilion is set to start soon.
The rest of the pavilions also went down last week, including the small photography pavilion, the bird pavilion, the commercial or McGlynn pavilion and the RS Howard pavilion.
The Parkes PA & H received a $4 million grant for the new pavilion to fulfill its 20-year dream that will be available for many other activities, such as weddings and the Parkes Elvis Festival.