His­toric bell takes pride of place

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE Isis Dis­trict His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety re­cently hosted a thank-you morn­ing tea for the as­sis­tance they re­ceived with the restora­tion and erec­tion of the old school bell in the ro­tunda.

Sev­eral months ago prin­ci­pal of Childers State School Robyn Philpott ini­ti­ated con­ver­sa­tion with Isis Dis­trict His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety pres­i­dent, Al­wyn Har­rip, re­gard­ing the orig­i­nal state school bell to be do­nated to the his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety for erec­tion at the His­tor­i­cal Com­plex.

As part of the restora­tion of the bell, the Isis Cen­tral Sugar Mill had it sand­blasted and pol­ished while Coles En­gi­neer­ing man­u­fac­tured and in­stalled a com­pli­ant fit­ting to hang the bell.

The dis­tinc­tive and im­pres­sive bell now hangs in pride of place in the ro­tunda at the His­tor­i­cal Com­plex.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

RING TO IT: Childers State School prin­ci­pal Robyn Philpott, IDHS pres­i­dent Al­wyn Har­rip and Isis Cen­tral Sugar Mill rep­re­sen­ta­tive Paul Ni­chol at­tended the morn­ing tea.

The bell.

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