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Albany Lions Club and Albany South Coast Lions unveil commemorative plaques at Cull Park

Jacob Morgan-de LaineAlbany Advertiser
Albany Lions Presitent Marian Little, District Govenor Ted Watts
Camera IconAlbany Lions Presitent Marian Little, District Govenor Ted Watts Credit: Albany Lions Club

Members from Albany Lions Club and Albany South Coast Lions met at Cull Park to unveil commemorative plaques in memory of eight deceased Lions last Saturday.

Club members and families, some travelling from Perth for the occasion, attended along with special guests, Lions district governor Ted Watts and Albany Mayor Denis Wellington, on March 18.

Mayor Dennis Wellington, District Governor Ted Watts
Camera IconMayor Dennis Wellington, District Governor Ted Watts Credit: Albany Lions Club

The eight plaques were mounted on the wall of the gazebo in Cull Park, which was developed into a wetland area and play space by the two clubs.

Mr Wellington gave a brief history of Cull Park and its development to those in attendance, outlining the importance of the area to locals and visitors, before Mr Watts unveiled the plaques commemorating the Lions.

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Those commemorated included John Manley, who had Manley Hall named in his honour, along with science teacher Jim and wife Norma Doyle, Albany sportsman Robin Waugh, Spencer Feild, Ron Brown, Doreen Watts and Dave Forsyth.

“It’s a recognition of the Lions that have passed on, some of them well-known Albany citizens,” Albany Lions Club president Marian Little said.

“We had about 40 members of both clubs, although Albany Lions Clubs was the only club that was unveiling plaques, we had about 10 of our members there.”

After the unveiling at a reading of the Lions code of ethics by Ms Little, families enjoyed a barbecue lunch at Manley Hall.

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