Congregational School House/Methodist Mission Hall

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52 Hampden Rd, Battery Point. Google Maps.

Now Battery Point Community Hall

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From In Bobby’s Footsteps: Battery Point History Walk:

An afternoon tea of tea and plum cake probably attracted people to the opening of the Congregational Sunday School, now the Battery Point Community Hall, in February 1850. Purpose-built as a Sunday school, children were expected to attend all day!

The building was extended in the 1860s and in 1918 was bought by the Methodists for a Methodist Mission Hall and Sunday School. It operated until the 1950s, when it was marked for demolition to build a service station. Community support rallied behind Miss Dorothea Henslowe to raise money to purchase the hall as a community centre.

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