Original Community Hall in its former location on Main Street.
This main building of the Community Centre was originally called Whyte's Hall (later Russell's Hall) and was located on the Main Street (now Galetta Side Road). It has been the centre of community life in Galetta since the early 1900s. The hall hosted dancing classes, concerts, banquets and euchre parties. Especially during the Depression years, young people gathered there for an evening of entertainment provide by local talent.
The Community Hall begins its move to Russell Park.
In 1987 Russell Hall was moved from its former location on Main Street to the present location in Russell Park,at 119 Darwin St. Additional facilities were subsequently built adjoining the main building. The Donald MacHardy Lawn Bowling Greens were established in 1992 and the Rink & Sport Centre were completed in 2000.
The Hall with the addition settles into its new location in Russell Park
CLICK HERE here for Norma Dixon's poem "Galetta and our little Community Hall"