Rising from the ashes

Many businesses were involved with Parkes local builder GC McCabe & Co, in transforming the demolished grandstand into the new Pritchard Pavilion. A huge debt of gratitude is owed to all who achieved such a wonderful outcome.

Recognition: Parkes Jockey Club Secretary Gordon Pritchard and President Mark Ross with the Pritchard Pavilion plaque, in recognition of Gordon's contributions. Photo: File.

Recognition: Parkes Jockey Club Secretary Gordon Pritchard and President Mark Ross with the Pritchard Pavilion plaque, in recognition of Gordon's contributions. Photo: File.

Finishing touches: Builder Tim McCabe puts up the Pritchard Pavilion plaque. Photo: File.

Finishing touches: Builder Tim McCabe puts up the Pritchard Pavilion plaque. Photo: File.

Slow and steady: The carefully planned rebuilding of the grandstand begins to take shape after it was demolished by a freak storm in October, 2016. Photo: File.

Slow and steady: The carefully planned rebuilding of the grandstand begins to take shape after it was demolished by a freak storm in October, 2016. Photo: File.

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Ready for racing: The new grandstand at Parkes Racecourse is ready to go ahead of the next race meeting. Photo: File.

Ready for racing: The new grandstand at Parkes Racecourse is ready to go ahead of the next race meeting. Photo: File.

Just like new: The kitchen has been revamped into a commercial grade kitchen, while the bar area has also been improved. Photo: File.

Just like new: The kitchen has been revamped into a commercial grade kitchen, while the bar area has also been improved. Photo: File.

Fresh: Patrons will benefit from new facilities including toilets and bathrooms. Photo: File.

Fresh: Patrons will benefit from new facilities including toilets and bathrooms. Photo: File.