The Fall of the Bar The White Bay Hotel Destroyed!
Bow River Publishings many supporters made the pilgrimage to the demolition scene. From the many accounts retold from our scribes, it appears that many of the on-lookers could not stop the tears falling from their eyes, when gazing at the sorrowful demolition. Bow Rivers close ally, Dominink Giemza, took these shots during the distressing knocking-down of our nations heritage. Sunday 7 September 2008.
The demolition of the White Bay Hotel was swift. The jaws of death were precise and efficient in their action and the result was little more than crushed rubble piled up on Victoria Roads damp bitumen, with little opportunity of pub heritage souvenirs to be ever retrieved. (Photos by Dominik Giemza)
The old hotel had certainly met its fate by mid-afternoon. The life of the old blue-collar watering-hole was all but expired, and now only the legendary drinking and social history tales will remain. Sunday 7 September 2008. (photos by Dominik Giemza).
Bow River Publishings hotel history consultant, Jon Graham, also headed for the demolition event. Jon took these photos on 6 September 2008. Jon has vivid memories of the White Bay Hotel when the beer was still flowing at the bar