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21-January-2016
21-January-2016
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The bells of the church commemorate those who served in World War Two. A plaque acknowledging the gift was placed in the church. 

At an impressive service in Tamworth Methodist Church a memorial to the men of the Second World War was unveiled and dedicated. The big congregation included. the Mayor and Mayoress (Ald. H. J. Varley and Mrs. Varley), representatives of the R.S.S. and A.I.L.A. and the Women's Auxiliary, Legacy, Red Cross and Girl Guides. After Dr. H. R. H. Beattie, president of the R.S.S. and A.I.L.A., unveiled the bells, the lights were switched off and the Legacy torch lit as he led the congregation in the Act of Remembrance. This was followed by the playing of the hymn, "Abide With Me" on the bells and the prayer of dedication, led by Rev. M. L. Layton. Then the choir, conducted by Mr. R. Page, and accompanied by Mrs. R. K. Warne on the organ sang " O Valiant Hearts."  The soloists were the Misses Judy Bruderlin and Judy Connaughton. The bells are amplified from special recording's of famous carilIons and were erected by the trustees with a bequest from the late Miss Maud Moffat (sister of Mr. O. G. Moffatt of Muswellbrook) A plaque acknowledging the gift has been placed in the church porch. 
Muswellbrook Chronicle (NSW), 1 July 1955. 


 

Location

Address:Marius & Bourke Streets, Tamworth Uniting Church, Tamworth, 2340
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.086803
Long: 150.929751
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Technology
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th June, 1955
Front Inscription

THE BELLS IN THIS CHURCH
ARE A MEMORIAL TO THE
MEN and WOMEN WHO SERVED IN
THE SECOND WORLD WAR. 

Erected by the Trustees with a bequest from
The late Miss Maud Moffatt.

Dedicated 26th June, 1955.

 

Source: MA
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