Victorian Tea Party on Saturday January 23rd at 2pm- At 1/24 Peter Street, Ashburton

If dainty cakes, cucumber sandwiches, fancy tea cups and a charming garden setting around a fabulous 1880s opulently decorated villa appeal to you, make sure you ring and book your place at the Victorian Tea Party. This is only for members, although singles can bring a friend or partner. Our grateful thanks to Kath Shea for the opportunity to hold this.

HPMC committee member and Archivist at the Ashburton Museum and Heritage Centre, Kathleen Stringer, will bring along some clothing for you to admire and will talk a little about the Victorian era. If you haven’t seen the inside of Kath Shea’s amazing home there will be time to tour, and for those of you who have, you will probably want to look again! Small charge of $5 each to help cover catering costs.

THE BUS TRIP HAS BEEN POSTPONED ………..UPDATED!! Historic Places Mid Canterbury Bus Trip Sunday 8th November (2015)

Historic-Places-Mid-Canterbury-Purple-logoHistoric Places Mid Canterbury Bus Trip Sunday 8th November (2015)

Assemble outside the Ashburton District Council Building at 9.20a.m. for a 9.30 start.

The Heritage Bus Trip features visits to:
Lagmhor Estate,
Hakatere Heritage Buildings (with hot drinks and lunch provided),
Staveley Historical and Geological Museum,
Barrhill Settlement
and St Ita’s in Rakaia.
Details are at the following link: HPMC - Bus Trip November 2015

For a copy of the booking form or a query:

Contact Julie Luxton Tel: 308-3866 or email


Historic Places Mid Canterbury: Heritage Bus Trip Visiting Christchurch Heritage Buildings Sunday May 3, 2015

Book Now for the Historic Places Mid Canterbury Bus Trip !!!

The Bus Trip includes a guided Tour of the Heritage (Hotel) Christchurch (the Old Government Buildings in the Square) , Trinity Church and Isaac Theatre Royal.-HPMC - Bus Trip May 2015 (download link to form)

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Heritage Bus Trip
Visiting Christchurch Heritage Buildings
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Historic Places Mid Canterbury : Gunyah Bus Trip Saturday 12th October 014


Gunyah Homestead

Gunyah homestead at Glenroy will be the highlight of a bus day trip being organised for Sunday October 12 by Historic Places Mid Canterbury.

The homestead suffered serious earthquake damage in 2010 and 2011 when chimneys collapsed. However all restoration has been completed and Gunyah now offers boutique accommodation and meals. A talk by the owner on the history of the estate will follow lunch, with time to explore the woodland gardens, parts of the homestead and out buildings. (more…)