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Effigy of Chippie Mark IV who was the canine companion of Tubby Clayton founder of Toc H. The sculpture marks the 75th anniversary of TOC H in Australia.
Chippie Mark IV was one of a long line of Cairn Terriers given to Tubby Clayton by, first of all Queen Mary and later by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Everywhere that Tubby went Chippie went also - the two were inseparable, and it is fitting and most appropriate that the effigy of Tubby in All Hallows in London includes the effigy of Chippie sitting at his feet. It is also very appropriate that Chippie`s effigy should find a resting-place in Christ Church Cathedral in Newcastle which is the spiritual home of Toc H in Australia . It is also memorial to Tubby Clayton, the Founder of Toc H.
Toc H was discovered and nurtured by Tubby in the Chapel, the "Upper Room", in Talbot House in Poperinghe, Belgium Poperinghe just 11 kilometres west of Ypres. In December 1915 Queensland born Army Chaplain, the Reverend P.B. (Tubby) Clayton opened a Soldiers Club here and right from the beginning it had a remarkable atmosphere during the darkest days of World War One. Through the horrors of war an ideal was born, a lofty ideal and it found expression in a world wide movement called simply Toc H, the Army signallers code word for Talbot House. From 1925 to the outbreak of World War Two Toc H spread rapidly to all Australian States and its members built a fine tradition of `Caring for People` carrying on the ideals for which Talbot House stood. They pioneered the Blood Transfusion Service, the Junior Farmers Movement, the Royal Queensland Bush Children`s Health Scheme and the Camping Program for children in need or with disabilities.Toc H is all about Spirit, a Utopia of Spirit, and it was this kind of Utopia to which Tubby Clayton devoted his life`s work.
|Address:||52 Church Street, Christ Church Cathedral , Newcastle, 2300|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -32.929167|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Cecil Thomas|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 24th November, 2002|
CHIPPIE MARK IV
THIS EFFIGY IS A REPLICA OF PART OF THE MEMORIAL TO THE REVEREND PHILLIP THOMAS BYARD " TUBBY" CLAYTON, C.M, M.C.,D.D., M.A.,F.S.A., THE RENOWNED ARMY CHAPLAIN , W.W.1., FOUNDER PADRE OF TOC H, CHAPLAIN TO FOUR SOVEREIGNS, WHICH RESTS IN THE ANCIENT 'ROYAL' CHURCH OF ALL HALLOWS-BY-THE-TOWER, LONDON. U.K. CHIPPIE MK 1 WAS A GIFT FROM QUEEN MARY, CONSORT TO KING GEORGE V, AFTER TUBBY'S DOG , BILL OF BADINTON WAS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED BY FIELD MARSHALL SMUT`S A.D.C., SUBSEQUENTLY ALL CHIPPIES WERE GIFTS FROM THE ROYAL KENNELS. THE MEMORIAL WAS DEDICATED BY THE Rt. REVEREND CUTHBERT BARDSLEY, C.B.E., D.D., M.A., BISHOP OF COVENTRY , U.K., SATURDAY 11 DECEMBER 1976. TUBBY WAS BORN IN MARYBOROUGH, QUEENSLAND, 1885-1972.
Sculptor : Cecil Thomas, O.B.E., F.R.S.BS.
Assistants : C.A. Blake (O.G.G) - P.E.J. Jardine Esq.
TOC H IN AUSTRALIA
CHIPPIE, A TRAVELLING COMPANION OF TUBBY, MARKS THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF TOC H IN AUSTRALIA , 1925-2000.
(History of Toc H in Australia)
CHIPPIE WAS UNVEILED BY RAY GEISE, O.A.M., B.A.,.BE.d.St., R.T.C., M.A.C.E., CHAIRMAN OF TOC H IN AUSTRALIA , SUNDAY 24 NOVEMBER 2002. DEDICATED BY THE Rt REVEREND ROGER HERFT, B.Th.,B.D., BISHOP OF NEWCASTLE , N.S.W. THE SCULPTURE OF CHIPPIE WAS PRESENTED BY P.E.JARDINE Esq.