Stained glass restored after 70 years

Cecilia AllenManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Country Women’s Association president Catherine Cheffings is happy to have new stained glass panels with the C.W.A logo on the centre’s door.
Camera IconManjimup Country Women’s Association president Catherine Cheffings is happy to have new stained glass panels with the C.W.A logo on the centre’s door. Credit: Cecilia Allen

The Manjimup Country Women’s Association unveiled its new stained glass door panels on August 5.

The centre which was built in 1934, where the toy shop now stands, was later relocated a few metres down Giblett Street.

Various windows for the centre were donated from other branches and the doors to the front entrance were donated by the Jardee branch.

The doors contained stained glass panels with the CWA logo, but in 1947 vandals smashed the panels to gain access to the rooms, where they slept overnight.

The panels were replaced with crackle glass and later the centre successfully applied for a council grant for new stained glass panels.

Manjimup stained glass artist Rose Woodrow presented the CWA with two designs and they selected their favourite.

“It’s exciting for the branch to have stained glass windows back after 70 years,” she said.

“I hope it represents the branch well.”

Branch president Catherine Cheffings said she was thankful to Ms Woodrow for the “beautiful panels”.

“It was lovely to have everyone here to celebrate the unveiling of them,” she said.

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