With all that we have had to cope with this year our contribution to the festival is a little muted. Last year Christine Carlyle and Elaine Dickinson mounted a splendid display of the way we were in the 1930s and -40s which because of foul weather very few people saw. This year they are refurbishing it so come along for a charming bit of nostalgia. We need several people, morning and/or afternoon on each of the open days, to help greet visitors. Let us know if you could help.
Come and join us at 11am in the chapel and enjoy listening to our guest speaker followed by a shared lunch. Gold coin donation.
Jennifer Hacking worked as a steward for many years at Gawthorpe Hall (a National Trust house in Lancashire UK) and also as a volunteer in the amazing textile collection based there. For the past 18 months we have been lucky to have her as our accessions officer. She’s an entertaining speaker and her illustrated talk gives an insight to a special place and how hard work can achieve a dream that still lives on.
Pick up at the Pioneer Village 9am Loop Rd 9.10 West Hoe Rd 9.15
It’s some time since we visited Morris and James where we can go ‘backstage’ to see their pots and platters being made and decorated. There’s a café there when you can get morning tea if you want it but for lunch we will go to Matakana village where you will have time to explore the various shops and coffee bars. Then on to the Warkworth Museum in Parry Kauri Park. As well as the splendid kauri only a short walk from the parking area there is a lot to see at the museum; over the last few years a relatively new team has been working hard and is justly proud of the result. If you are interested in clothing and textiles, for an extra $2 it will be possible to visit the magnificent collection there.
We are trying a new venue – new to us that is – for our end of year get-together. There is sufficient parking there for about ten cars. You can use the disabled parking directly in front of the house (between the Rugby and Tennis Clubs) or the Rotary carpark at the side of the house (entrance from the tennis club). Alternatively, lifts will be available from the Pioneer Village or by arrangement. Discuss this with Ngaire when you book. The club bar is not open but you can BYO.
President Murray will talk about the history of the veterinary service in New Zealand and stories from his own life as a vet.
Silverdale Pioneer Village
Our contact details - PO Box 27 Orewa
15 Wainui Rd, Silverdale, Orewa, New Zealand
Ph: (09) 4268272