House Fire

House Fire – 1967

A house was gutted by fire in Young Street, Gympie on Saturday 1 March 1967. The house contained 10 members of the Churchill family who were left with nothing. An appeal was launched through Rotary and the Red Cross on radio station 4GY and the family were helped out.

In the video Mayor Ron Witham can be seen shaking the hand of Mr Churchill and thanked the community for their generosity. Click here to view the video (YouTube)

[Fire left family homeless, Gympie Times 7 March, 1967 pages 3]