Plaque to be rededicated at original hall home
A war memorial plaque which was returned to its original home will be rededicated with an official service. The plaque was originally commemorated in 1919 at Glenfield Mission Hall.
It was re-gifted to the hall after being discovered at St Barnabas Church.
Workers at the hall don’t know how the tablet ended up being taken away, they’re just happy to have it back, said administrator Sandie Gorst.
‘‘We found a newspaper report from 1919 that stated the tablet was originally put up here,’’ Gorst said. ‘‘Then it turned up up the road.’’
The plaque commemorates 11 former members of the hall’s Sunday school who lost their lives during WWI.
It was returned to the hall after its refurbishment in 2015 but is only being rededicated now, said Glenfield Community Centre manager Nigel Green.
‘‘What we thought most appropriate was for there to be a rededication of the actual stone since it’s been returned to its original location,‘‘ Green said.
The plaque is mounted on the hall and will be rededicated in a public ceremony on September 9, 10am till noon at 411 Glenfield Rd. All welcome.
This plaque commemorates those from the mission hall Sunday school, who lost their lives at war.