Plaque to be reded­i­cated at orig­i­nal hall home

North Shore Times - - OUT & ABOUT - ZIZI SPARKS

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.

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