Members found plenty to “show and tell” at their meeting on 26th July 2016.
The following selection tell their own story.
Member, Warren Thomas, found this early iron designed to be heated by hot coals in a rubbish dump in the basement of an old house.
A vase carved out of the leg bone of a cow.
MaryAnn’s find in the upstairs room of an old house containing (among many other things) information on homeopathy.
A commemorative plate printed with the wrong date of the coronation of Edward VII. The correct date is 9 August 1902. The coronation was scheduled to take place on 26th June but was delayed because of illness.
Vice-President, Roger Batt, showed photos of his great-uncle George and his bullock team while holding part of one of the wagon wheels.
Member, Jill Ruthven, displayed a long sleeved jacket and long skirt which she had bought in a local antique shop.
“Now what size waist would that be?”
The complete ensemble.
Member, Karen Stade, shows a book created after a visit to Germany to track down her ancestors.
A visitor to our meeting from the Hastilow family was wanting any information available about her ancestors who lived in Wakefield
Our new President, Rodger Quinney, spoke about his great-grandmother.
Proposed Pamphlet showing places of historical interest in Nelson District
Karen Stade from Nelson Historical spoke to the meeting of her proposal to create a pamphlet for Nelson and Tasman highlighting the places of historical interest that tourists might visit. She asked our group to draw up a list of “must see” places in Richmond and Waimea South.
Election of a new Treasurer
Margaret Clark, who had earlier indicated her willingness to take on this role was elected unopposed to this position and wasted no time in examining the accounts.
Our new Treasurer, Margaret Clark, checking her figures.