Thursday, October 25, 2012

Morpeth school rings in 150 years of history

From the Maitland Mercury report:
One hundred and fifty years ago a blacksmith crafted a bell for Morpeth Public School to mark the beginning and end of each school day.
The name of the blacksmith has been lost in history, but after an extensive restoration process, that same bell has been rejuvenated to its former glory just in time for the school’s sesquicentenary celebrations.
Parents Rod Studdert and Barry McGaw took it upon themselves to make the restoration possible and called in favours from across the district, including the help of Ben Emmett and Hayden Sheeley who assisted in the installation on Saturday, and Mick Wisemantle who provided the post.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 16, 2012.