111 year old capsule unveiled

August 23 2015 - 6:00pm
Pictured removing the time capsule placed in the hospital wall back in 1904 are from left, local state MP, Andrew Gee, Yvonne Hutton (granddaughter of the Hospital Chairman at the time, John Medlyn, Minister for Health, Jillian Skinner, and Scott McLachlan (Chief Executive Officer of the Western NSW Local Health District). During the capsule removal, Mrs Hutton revealed that the hospital was originally built for 2,636 pounds. She also produced an historic enscribed trowel which was used with the laying of the foundation stone. It was missing for many years and only returned to the hospital by a gentleman from England who found it at a church fete. Mr McLachlan is holding the trowel in the picture. Photo: Roel ten Cate.

Health Minister Jillian Skinner and Member for Orange Andrew Gee last week  visited Parkes Hospital to witness the removal of a time capsule deposited in 1904.

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