Exhibition Launch

Rev Noel Whale launching the English Church at Sandridge Exhibition, Port Melbourne Town Hall

Rev Noel Whale launching the English Church at Sandridge Exhibition, Port Melbourne Town Hall

Tonight we launched our exhibition to mark the 160th year of the Holy Trinity church in Port Melbourne.   It was great to have the current Minister, the Rev Noel Whale on hand to talk about the history of the church in Bay Street and what it means to know that some of the important objects from Holy Trinity are preserved in our collection and, of course, officially launch the exhibition.

That’s the lectern from the church that Noel is speaking from and as you can see from the label on the wall it forms part of the exhibition.  There is also the font, ‘The heaviest thing I’ve ever had to move” was how Ron Stranks described it remembering back a decade or two to when he helped to move it to the Town Hall.

There’s much more to see in the exhibition but this photo in particular grabbed my attention. It shows a wedding in the early part of last century but look at the crowds trying to get a glimpse of the bridal party.

Wedding at Holy Trinity Church, Port Melbourne 1911, Museum Victoria Collection 773060

Wedding at Holy Trinity Church, Port Melbourne 1911, Museum Victoria Collection 773060

The exhibition is free of charge and will continue until the end of the month at the Port Melbourne Town Hall.

 

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