RCMP photographs the bell at the Shelburne Detachment after recovering the stolen bell. Amy Woolvett photo
By Amy Woolvett
THE COAST GUARD
On Wednesday September 29, suspect(s) gained access to Roseway Cemetery and proceeded to remove the brass bell from a monument that commemorates the historic Roseway United Church.
The bronze bell weighing over several hundred pounds was located at a scrap metal facility in Halifax Wednesday, Oct. 6 after the story spread throughout the province.
“We are really pleased it has been recovered,” said Cpl. Nancy Mason with the Shelburne RCMP. “We are very fortunate to have it back.”
The bell will remain at the police station while the investigation continues but Cpl. Mason said that they have one suspect identified, not a local individual.
The bell was a fixture of the church from 1912 until the church was torn down in 1993.
‘This plaque was mounted in 1996 by the people of Roseway in memory of the church with gratitude for our forefathers who gave their love and labour for God and community,’ reads the plaques inscription.