Centenary Celebration at Kandos Hotel

100 Years: Julie and Ray Odgers celebrate.

100 Years: Julie and Ray Odgers celebrate.

The publican Ray and Julie Odgers showed their appreciation to loyal patrons with commemorative drinks at the Kandos Hotel on September 22 as they celebrated the hotel’s centenary birthday.

A century ago on that day, celebratory drinks were also served at the opening of this grand new hotel. 

The first commercial building in the newly established private village of Kandos. 

The town was founded to service the new cement industry which was the primary source of employment in the area for 97 years.

Ray Odgers’ brother Barry and his wife Gwen drove from Mudgee with a “100 years” celebratory cake.

‘The Generators’ provided wonderful music on the Saturday night.

Ray and Julie Odgers bought the hotel freehold eighteen and half years ago.

Since that time, the hotel has been extensively refurbished it and as had a motel added as well. 

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