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The Lamb and Potato Monument commemorates the region`s lamb and potato industries. A plaque was added to the memorial in 2003 in recognition of the founders of the Lamb and Potato Festival.
In 1986, Royce Newbury and Frank Presnell, members of the Guyra Rotary Club, along with Joyce Sanders decided that the major products of Guyra, then being prime lamb and potatoes should be promoted with a week long festival to be held in January. The first Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival was held in January 1987 in Rotary Park on the New England Highway to catch the eye of passing holiday traffic and to coincide with travellers to and from the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
|Address:||New England Highway, Rotary Park, Guyra, 2365|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -30.218695|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Cliff Axelsen (sculptor) Hans Model & father (stonemasons)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 26th January, 1988|
ERECTED BY THE TOWN & DISTRICT TO PROMOTE THE LAMB & POTATO INDUSTRIES IN NEW ENGLAND
Officially Unveiled by Mr. RAY CHAPPELL M.P. Member For Northern Tablelands On 26th January 1988
Guyra Lamb & Potato Festival Committee
In appreciation and recognition to the founders of the Lamb and Potato Festival for their vision in 1986,
Royce Newbury, Cecil Lockyer, Mavis Presnell,
Frank Presnell, Dorothy Lockyer, Gloria George,
Robert Gordon, Ron Leven, Jim Williamson.
The Guyra Lamb and Potato Association
17th January 2003