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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.

Location

Address:New England Highway, Rotary Park, Guyra, 2365
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.218695
Long: 151.672812
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology
Sub-Theme:Agriculture
Monument Designer:Cliff Axelsen (sculptor) Hans Model & father (stonemasons)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 26th January, 1988
Front Inscription

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

Plaque :

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

Source: MA
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