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british car dayOriginating in 1989, The British Car Day is held annually on the third Sunday of May.  Hundreds of eager vintage car enthusiasts converge on the historic town of Gingin to show off their “wheels”.  In recent years the Granville Civic Centre and surrounds swell with automobile lovers of all ages, making the event a major draw card for the local tourism industry.  Local wares and produce are available for purchase at the ever popular market stalls.
For more information contact founder Robert Brodie-Hall on 08 9575 2280.


After the proclamation of the town of Gingin on the 11 December 1871, this land formed part of the first block sold (town lot 7), purchased by Mr. E.O. Cockram for £6 on the 3 January 1872.

In 1880, the land was further subdivided and this portion (pt1, lot7) was purchased by Mr. Frederick Felix Hill and his wife Ellen (nee Dewar).  Mr. Hill was a town Councillor in 1883 and worked as a local contractor. Mr. Hill died in 1936 and the property passed to his daughter, Mrs. Clara Campbell.
The single storey residence was constructed in 1886 of local Casuarina stone walls with dressed stone quoins and an iron roof and was built by Mr. G Butler with chimneys by Mr. Charles Masters.  The property is on the Shire of Gingin's Municipal Registry and is presently in use as a private residence.

Reference: Gingin 1830 to 1960 by Hazel Dewar


The Sound Shell was officially opened on 11 March 2011, with all contributors (both cash and in-kind) and residents of the Shire of Gingin invited to an opening that showcased the finished structure with local bands and invited performers providing entertainment for the evening.
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Since the opening, various local events have been held at the park where the sound shell is located which has provided event coordinators the perfect opportunity to showcase local and/or invited performers at a purpose built facility.

Gingin is host to various annual events including British Car Day, Market Day Festival and the Gingin Expo. The Sound Shell is the perfect facility infrastructure extension to that which already exists within the townsite and provides a further venue for these well established events.

The Gingin Sound Shell was a joint project by the Lions Club of Chittering-Gingin and the Shire of Gingin.