When a ferry was the only way to cross the river, a bell was rung to call the ferryman. this letter explains that the bell was sold to raise funds for construction of the bridge. Mr W. B Cumming bought the bell and passed it to Mrs T. McKenzie. this statement was written and signed by Mrs W.B.Cumming and further states the expectation that a tower and belfry would be constructed, along with a plaque memorialising church members and Mr W.B Cumming.
Significant because it specifies what happened to the Ferry call bell, which was very important when the ferry was the only way to cross the river.
Photocopy of a statement by Mrs W. B Cumming explaining the history of the bell