Trinity Historical Society - Ticket Sale
Trinity Historical Society Inc. is undertaking a special fundraising project to assist with the refurbishment of the old headstones and the war memorial located in St. Paul’s Anglican churchyard and we are hereby requesting help from the general membership.
The old burial ground around St. Paul’s is one of the oldest documented burial grounds in Canada. Burials started around the time of the building of the first St. Paul’s in the early 1730s and continued until approximately 1880. The THS Archives contains church burial records beginning in 1757 which show more than 2100 burials through 1867. Only a very small percentage of those interred had headstones erected in remembrance, and today only 187 stones remain. Through efforts of the THS in the 1980s and 1990s all legible engravings were recorded and work was done to upright those that were leaning or had fallen. The approximately 150 legible names have thousands of local and worldwide descendants, many easily identified via ancestry.com. Over the past 30 years further deterioration has occurred and further work is now needed to preserve the remaining stones.
The churchyard is also the location of the war memorial dedicated to those from the area who lost their lives in WW I and WW II. It was relocated to the churchyard in the 1960s and it is now in need of restoration. The monument presently sits on a badly deteriorated ground level concrete block. The intention is to do needed repairs to the monument and place it on a new redesigned base to give it a more prominent appearance worthy of its significance. We hope to begin this project with the refurbishment of the war memorial monument and have the work completed before November 11th, 2020.
This initial fundraising effort will involve a ticket drive on an original painting graciously donated by Ed Roche entitled “Dunfield Rocks” which depicts a view of the islands near Dunfield with Bonaventure Head in the background. It is valued at $4800 and the draw will occur August 31, 2020. The ticket sale prices are $2.00 per ticket or 3 tickets for $5.00.
Lottery License #: 19-10321000LT
Tickets can be purchased through the following methods:
1) sending an e-transfer to - email@example.com (please let us know the name to go on the tickets as well as a phone number; copies of your ticket stubs will be emailed to you);
2) in person at Lester-Garland House - cash, cheque, credit or debit available.
We hope that you can assist us in this fundraising effort as we work towards the restoration of the headstones and war memorial in the churchyard.
Thanking you in advance for your continued support of our work of Preserving, Presenting and Promoting our Heritage.