The Blue Plaque is unveiled by Councillor Lynette Lovett, Nigel Gilkison ( Deputy Chair HPMC) and Dr Anna Crighton
The Blue Plaque on its concrete plinth.
Historic Places Mid Canterbury has unveiled their first Blue Plaque marking the Centenary of the Ashburton Railway Footbridge.
The plaque was formally unveiled at 10am on the 24th November.
There was a very well attended celebration Morning Tea at the Ashburton Museum afterwards.
Full credit goes to Nigel Gilkison who drove the project & HPMC , McIntosh Precast Ltd who made / sponsored the concrete plinth and Ashburton District Council who sponsored the plaques casting.
A Fundraiser for the Ngaio Marsh House and Heritage Trust.
5-6 pm Wine and nibbles
6-7 pm Crime Fiction
A presentation by Ray Berard
Winner of Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Crime Novel 2016
" Inside the Black Horse" described by the judges as a 'lucid and potent portrait of good people and gangsters that is unmistakably Kiwi in flavour and tone...a fine crime story with considerable depth'
A 'not to be missed' event for advocates of crime fiction and Dame Ngaio Marsh.
Situated just on the outskirts of Ashburton, owners Peter (Mac on the local radio station) and Larraine McQuarters have spent their lives gathering fascinating jewels from a by-gone age all lovingly displayed for us to view. Their obsession with all things vintage extends to the colourful collection of antique Edison Phonographs, 78 rpm Gramo-phones, valve radios, vintage Black and White TV’s and classic broadcasting equip-ment. There’s even old radio broadcast consoles, studio microphones from the 40’s, and an example of the first type of NZBC Studio Television cameras used in the pio-neering days of television in New Zealand, the ubiquitous Marconi Mk IV. (more…)
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 sounds of French music will fill the air at Alberton – the property cared for by Heritage New Zealand in Mt Albert – on July 19."
"A concert entitled Du Paix et d’Esperance [Of Peace and Hope] will feature music by Faure, Debussy, Offenbach and other composers to celebrate Bastille Day."
“We’re delighted to be able to welcome back Cathie Harrop and her team of musicians for this special occasion,” says the Manager of Alberton, Rendell McIntosh.
Du Paix et d’Esperance – A Collection of French Music for Bastille Day takes place at Alberton on Sunday July 19 at 5pm. Tickets $35; The Media Release is as follows:(more…)