JULY  24  Wakefield Library 7.30pm.  Charles Benseman will speak about his experiences of early car racing in Nelson.

AUGUST 4th  (Saturday) 10.00am in the Barnicoat Room at TDC Library.  Judith Fitchett will speak about her family history research in England.  This is an open meeting for anyone interested in genealogy and is being run by the library as part of their programme for Family History month.  After Judith’s presentation, there will be a break for refreshments followed by our WSHS meeting.

SEPTEMBER 25th  Meet at Totara Terrace (approx 6kms south of Wakefield on State Highway 6) – home of Peter and Marlene Lines.  This is one of the oldest hop gardens in the district and we will learn about (and perhaps savour) their most recent developments in the art of beer making. Either bring lunch to eat at a picnic area or join with others at a local restaurant – the choice is yours.  The tour is first and will start at 12.00 noon.  NB.  This event has now been cancelled (23/09/12) due to unforseen circumstances.  It will be re-scheduled early in 2013.

OCTOBER MEETING  Visit to Fellworth House, Milton Street, Nelson. Tuesday 23rd October at 2.00pm. Please bring $5.00 for our hosts and a plate of goodies for afternoon tea.  Turn left from Bridge into Milton St and park there.  Limited parking at the house but enough for those unable to walk up the drive.

NOVEMBER 27th  End-of-Year function at Ivy Antiques, 79 Main Road South, Wakefield, at 6.00pm.  We will meet in the Church (originally built in Collingwood St, Nelson – see Our Visit to Ivy Cottage). Usual format.  Bring party food to share and a $5.00 gift per person.


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