Three new names have been added to the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame for 2017 at a special induction ceremony on 25 October 2017.
Local historian Dorothy (Dot) Clayworth and Patron of Singleton Netball Peggy Moore were inducted for community service, while Trooper Augustine Marshall - a veteran of both World Wars and a councillor on Patrick Plains Council for 34 years - was inducted posthumously for public service.
Run since 2009 in a partnership between Singleton Council and Peabody Wambo Coal, the Hall of Fame was established to recognise those people who were born in, or have a strong association with Singleton and who have attained prominence at a state, national or international level in their field of endeavour.
Deputy Mayor of Singleton Council and chair of the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame Committee, Cr Godfrey Adamthwaite, said tonight’s occasion was one of the most important events on the community calendar.
“People are not inducted to the Wambo Coal Singleton Hall of Fame by chance or by good luck - the pavers on the Hall of Fame are a testament to people who have dedicated a huge part of their lives to being the best they can be, and in doing so are wonderful ambassadors for Singleton,” he said.
“We have seen another three very deserving inductees tonight who will take their place on a prestigious list of individuals, families and organisations and stand as an example to us all to strive for the highest levels of achievement in whatever field we choose.
“I congratulate those inductees and their families on the honour they have received tonight, and thank Peabody Wambo Coal for their ongoing support to recognise the outstanding people in our community and to see the Hall of Fame continue to grow.”