From the Maitland Mercury report:
When the folk at St Michael’s Anglican church at Thornton celebrated the church’s 75th anniversary parishioner Patsy Carpenter received a big surprise.
For there Mrs Carpenter met an old school friend she had last seen 50 years ago.
“To meet a friend from my school days 50 years ago at my church on such a momentous occasion was really wonderful,” Mrs Carpenter said.
“I remember her from my days at Thornton Public School and we had a great deal to talk about.
“It was a day of nostalgia and of memories.
“But it was so good too to be at the church where I was baptised when it celebrated its 75th anniversary.”
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 11, 2014.