OCTOBER 2006 NEWSLETTER
My First Train Out of Auckland
Birkenhead Historical Society
There was an old man they call Payne,
Who said that he’d never again
Foot way down the bill;
He’d take the old bus in the rain
There was an old gent they called Wragge,
Who flew o’er his garden the Flag
He prophesied rain,
And storms on the Main;
O Tempests he emptied his bag.
There was a fine fellow called Clark,
And often I heard him remark,
That with hammer aloft
He hit the Iron Soft,
And banged from his anvil a spark
There once was a man they called Stowe;
He came from the banks of the Po.
Va Bene! Ecco!
We wish you good luck, Amico.
There was a young lady call Kidd,
Who every day tried to get rid
Of tartlets and cakes
In various Makes,
‘Neath sheltering glass-covered lid.
There once a man they called Wallis;
There’s naught in that name to appal us.
In blouses and skirts
And ready-made shirts,
He Steadily strives to install us.
28 October 2006
Bus Trip to Hamilton Gardens
Verrans Corner 8.45am Museum 9.15am $25 Bring your own lunch
Must have 30 passengers or more FRIENDS WELCOME.
Phone Glad to book.
30 October - 5 November 2006
18 November 2006
2pm St Andrews Church Birkenhead
A plate would be much appreciated
There are still some copies left of our book of stories
Life Laughter and Love in the early years.
And and new release of the book
Frank Larking Man of the People
Cost $4 members $5 non members
Remember your Historical House is open every Sunday afternoon
from 2 to 4 pm
The museum will be open on Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November from 1pm - 4pm
Special thank you from the Secretary
To Margaret Stanley Scrapbooking in Hammond Place Birkenhead
for all the help and support in the many projects and displays that I have done over th years. Without her I would not been able to do as much as I have for the museum.