Restoring the Record

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In August 1921 the Drummoyne Soldiers’ Sailors’ and Dependents’ Welfare Association presented the Drummoyne War Service Record to council. The book records the names of service men and women of the First World War from the Drummoyne area. The calligraphy and title page illustrations are by Drummoyne resident Henry John Allcock Baron while the full morocco binding is by Wal Taylor, a noted craftsman bookbinder of the period.

Over ninety years later the book is now being restored to its former condition by John Turner, a member of the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders. The original intention of the donors was that the book be held by council ‘for safe custody and exhibition in perpetuity’. John’s work will ensure that this wish is fulfilled.

The Drummoyne War Service Record can be viewed on flickr.

Posted on November 10, 2014, in Drummoyne, More than just a name and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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