Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Plaques Returned to Yeppoon Church; Demolition Works for New LDCC Uncover Local History

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Plaques Returned to Yeppoon Church; Demolition Works for New LDCC Uncover Local History

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DEMOLITION works in Yeppoon have uncovered several plaques etched 50 years ago to commemorate the opening and dedication of St Andrew's Presbyterian War Memorial Church.

The plaques and tablets were left behind at Beaman Park when the church moved and were found as crews made way for the new Local Disaster Coordination Centre (LDCC).

Livingstone Shire Mayor Bill Ludwig was yesterday joined by Reverend Suzy Sitton from the Uniting Church to officially hand over the two tablets and fill in a missing piece of the church's past.

"As council looks to the future safety of our shire with the construction of this LDCC, it is critical that we acknowledge the rich history which has brought us to this point," Cr Ludwig said.

"This building served the church and the community well for many years and Council is proud that we can return these stone tablets to their original owners and add another chapter to the history pages of our shire.

"While it's been a number of years since the church was here, council has also kept some of the original bricks to give to members of the community who had a connection with the building," Cr Ludwig said. …

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