DEMOLITION... Apprentice Nathan Daniell and Coobowie-based builder Andrew Searle, contracted to demolish the storm-damaged Yorketown Uniting Church, have been carefully removing stone blocks and timbers that will be re-used on other projects, whilst items of significance including the 1908 foundation stone, will be retained by the church. DEMOLITION... Apprentice Nathan Daniell and Coobowie-based builder Andrew Searle, contracted to demolish the storm-damaged Yorketown Uniting Church, have been carefully removing stone blocks and timbers that will be re-used on other projects, whilst items of significance including the 1908 foundation stone, will be retained by the church.

Yorketown Uniting Church demolition started

DEMOLITION of the Yorketown Uniting Church has begun, after damage sustained during a freak weather event in January 2017 rendered the 109-year-old building structurally unsafe.

The weather front that blew the roof off was likened to a small twister, and caused the church’s plaster and horsehair ceiling to collapse along with significant movement in the stone.

The damage made any restoration of the building impractical.

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