In the entrance hall of Stratford’s old municipal chambers is one of New Zealand’s most unusual war memorials. Opened in 1920 by Edward, the Prince of Wales, the hall contained framed portraits of 129 of the district’s First World War dead. In the late 1940s, 55 portraits of Second World War casualties were added. The hall remains the focus of the community’s Anzac Day ceremonies.
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Photograph by Ron Lambert
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