This unassuming memorial belies the life of Eileen Ingleton who, for most of her adult life, was the life and soul of music and music-making in the district. She was a teacher, an accomplished pianist and singer and for many years was the organist at St Marks. With her husband Alexander, Eileen formed the Picton Musical Club and a small orchestra that played at many functions in the shire. She arranged benefit concerts, dances and visits to schools, hospitals and nursing homes giving sick and disadvantaged people the joy of music.
Eileen Ingleton was the daughter of William and Ada Temple who lived at Abbotsford House. To the left is the headstone for William and Ada. William Temple was originally a farmer but until his retirement due to ill-health, was the foreman of works at the Avon Dam.
At the forefront of this plot is the memorial to Helena Gertrude Bull. She was visiting her brother and sister in Picton when she was the first person in the town to die of bronchial-pneumonia, commonly called the Spanish Flu. She was 34 years of age leaving two small children. Eileen’s husband Alexander Ingleton died in 1954.