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The Allanridge Civic Centre is continuously targeted by vandals. Windows are broken, ceilings torn out, the library is destroyed and all toilets and wash basins are ruined. Photos:HEILIE COMBRINCK
The Allanridge Civic Centre is continuously targeted by vandals. Windows are broken, ceilings torn out, the library is destroyed and all toilets and wash basins are ruined. Photos:HEILIE COMBRINCK

THE Allanridge Civic Centre, once a beacon of hope and a lifeline to its surrounding community, is being destroyed by vandals.

At the centre is the Allanridge Library, which offered children and adults knowledge through reading and it served as a haven for children during holidays conducting educational programmes. The centre also served as a venue for many uplifting, inspiring and memorable events, all of these which no longer can be accommodated here. The Allanridge Civic Centre was officially opened during 1984 by the “champion of the oppressed” Reverend Allan Hendrickse after which it was named.

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