Frank Ifield came to Windsor to support the Save Our Historic Windsor Bridge campaign

Supporter: Frank Ifield rings the bell at the Hawkesbury Regional Museum in the company of the Cr Barry Calvert, Alan and Alan from Harmony FM, and Claudia and Cheryl from Defenders of Thompson Square. Picture: Supplied.
Supporter: Frank Ifield rings the bell at the Hawkesbury Regional Museum in the company of the Cr Barry Calvert, Alan and Alan from Harmony FM, and Claudia and Cheryl from Defenders of Thompson Square. Picture: Supplied.

An ARIA Hall of Famer has joined the Council's chorus of bell ringers on a recent visit to Windsor, to support the Save Our Historic Windsor Bridge campaign.

British-born country singer and yodeller, Frank Ifield, was welcomed to the Hawkesbury as he signed the community petition and rang the bell at Hawkesbury Regional Museum

Ifield recorded 'I Remember You' in a yodelling country-music style on May 27,1962, which went to number one on the UK Singles Chart selling 1.1 million copies in the UK alone.

The recording stayed at number one for seven weeks and also reached number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

At the 2007 ARIA Music Awards Ifield was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Mayor of Hawkesbury Councillor Barry Calvert said it was wonderful to have Ifield sign the petition.

"We'll have another celebrity coming along soon to join our chorus of bell ringers, so we'll keep you posted," he said.

"I encourage our community members to come along to Hawkesbury Regional Museum at 8 Baker Street, Windsor, Wednesday to Monday 10am to 4pm, to sign the hard copy petition and ring the bell.

"We need over 10,000 signatures for it to be heard for debate by the NSW Government. You can even take your photo and post it to social media #savedbythebell."

Rally: Hawkesbury Mayor Cr Barry Calvert addresses the crowd at Thompson Square. Picture: Finn Coleman.

Rally: Hawkesbury Mayor Cr Barry Calvert addresses the crowd at Thompson Square. Picture: Finn Coleman.

A rally was held by community members on Wednesday, August 12 at Thompson Square, as a part of the Save Our Historic Windsor Bridge campaign.

The Mayor, Deputy Mayor, various Councillors and Macquarie MP Susan Templeman joined with members of Defenders of Thompson Square and the community to fight against the demolition of the old Windsor Bridge.

The bell was moved from the Museum to the square for attendees to ring as the various speakers addressed the crowd.

The speakers encouraged the audience to keep fighting for the maintenance of the old bridge as a walkway/cycle-way and to continue to contact the Premier, Minister for Transport and local state MP.

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