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CWA Exeter branch opened its garden at the end of last year with a quiet ceremony, attended by representatives of the local community and Wingecarribee Shire Council employees.
Mrs Linda Emery, a well-known historian, encouraged us to look ahead for the branch's 75th anniversary by researching our records and oral interviews.
We will take up her challenge, this year.
The garden is situated between the former CWA rooms and the Exeter Village Hall.
In 2015 the branch started considering the sale of its rooms to council with the imminent reconstruction at the Village Hall. The CWA rooms being adjacent to this development.
It was decided that with the proceeds of the sale that a small park for the community, be developed between the two buildings.
The low maintenance garden, including layout and plant choice was planned by branch members and council officers.
It includes garden seats and CWA signage.
The garden is dedicated to the early women pioneers of the area, their stories being outlined by Mrs Emery at the opening.
The ribbon was pulled by President, Frances Simons and our member of 29 years, Mrs Jan O'Neill.
Exeter Branch CWA
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