Sunday, May 9, 2021

Inside the Hunter Baillie Tower on Fete Day -7 May 2021

Fete and Land Grant to Urban Village Panels


On the 7 May 2021, I got a peak inside the Tower of the Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church at the corner of Collins and Johnston Streets in Annandale.

7 May PWA Fete

The church was completed in 1889. There is a National Trust conservation Appeal to maintain this State Heritage listed building.

The Church hosts an annual Hertiage open day as part of the Nation Trust Heritage Festival. As part of this heritage day I have guided short walks with the proceeds going to the appeal. 

The Presbyterian Womens Association (Annandale) provides Devonshire Tea.

7 May PWA Fete

I also erect the set of 10 blue corflute posters created a few years ago which depict the history of Annandale from Land Grant (1790s) to Urban Village (circa 2016). 

7 May PWA Fete

On the 7 May, the PWA held a fete and after purchasing Jams and Cake, Paul (who looks after the maintenance of the church) took me up into the Tower - a dream of many a passer by!

Went out onto the Parapet with Paul -but sorry no photos as I left my phone and handbag at the wooden slat level before I climbed the ladder to the parapet level!


Door to room directly above organ - level 1

Ground Floor entrance to Tower

Flu and Wooden Slat Windows

Top of Flu

Wooden Slat Windows

Gas Lamp in stairwell

Movement Markers in Stairwell

Wooden Slat Room - Level 2


Underside of Stairs


Trap Door Level 2

Looking north from missing wooden slat Level 2

Looking East from missing Slat

Window Level 2

Window Level 2
Ladder to Level 3

Wooden Slatted Window - providing ventilation - Level 2

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