July 2006 Newsletter
St andrews Church hall 2-00 pm
19th August $2-00 door charge
Don GALLAGHER From Birkenhead talking about,
The Royal New Zealand Fencibles Corp
16th September St Andrews Church Hall 2-00 p m.
$2-00 door charge
David Verran telling us lots about our street names and there origins
October 30----Nov 5th heritage week in assn with N/S. City Council.
Details to be finalised, we may need help from members during this weeks activities
We now have for sale copies of the book about Frank Larking,
A MAN OF THE PEOPLE which has been reprinted with up dates, about Franks struggle over many years to create a beach by the Beach Haven Wharf, for all to enjoy,
Price $4-00 for members shops retail price $5-00
contact Glady 4837 5435,
If you would like a copy
This newsletter, was produced by your Committee,
can be found at: www.historicbirkenhead.com
STREET NAME QUESTION
Recently staff at Birkenhead Library asked Glad about The AVENUE in Birkenhead, where this was located, as they had someone enquiring whose relatives had lived there many years ago.
David Verran has given us the answer. Avenue [The] –Birkenhead, became Wakanui Street from the
1-2-1967, but was formerly The Avenue and then Havelock Street, from around 1913.
A REQUEST FROM THE PRESIDENT
Following on from David’s talk at the A.G.M when he strongly urged members to record their early days, my suggestion is that members may wish to write about their street, and how it has changed over the years.
I would like to see member’s write, print, type, use a computer or whatever and record personal memories of a street that they lived in, in day’s gone by, or they may still live there. Any photos of then and now would be great to borrow so they could be scanned and stored in the Museums computer.
There is no limit on how much or how many you write. When completed they could be given to GLAD or myself when you are on a bus trip or at a meeting or could be posted to P.O. Box 34 419, Birkenhead.
If I could have these up till, say the time of our Christmas party in November, we could put them in a folder, and store in our archives. Later when time permits, place into our computer system at the Museum, and possibly use in a future newsletter. (This could be just the thing to fill in those winter days ahead.)
FROM THE TREASURER -A SUBSCRIPTION REMINDER.
The Annual subscription is still $7-00 per member, the increase that was voted on at the recent Annual General Meeting, does not take effect until2007.
For those who have not yet paid their subscription, it is now due, remittance would be greatly appreciated.
The Museum is open Sundays 2-00pm - 4-00.pm