Society Celebrates 30 Years


On 28th May 2011 the Waimea South Historical Society celebrated 30 years as an incorporated society at Stafford Place, the home of Henry Redwood (“Father of the NZ Turf”) in Redwood Road, Appleby.

Stafford Place, Redwood Road Appleby

The group enjoyed a tour of part of the historic house before repairing to the rebuilt stables for a delightful musical interlude of songs from the Victorian era performed by singers Barbara Bird and David Featherstone with Joel Bolton accompanying on keyboard.  A high tea followed, culminating in the cutting of the 30th anniversary cake.

The group was officially formed on 2nd June 1981 and in 30 years has completed an admirable number of projects including arranging for memorial plaques to mark the sites of the original Wakefield school and providing information about the Rutherford Memorial Hall at Foxhill.

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