TEA, CAKE AND CURIOSITIES OF OUR LOCAL HISTORY

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From the Great Exhibition held in 1906 to the building of New Zealand’s largest wooden home – Christchurch has some fascinating stories in its past! Join us at the WEA for a series of lectures from local historians who will recount tales of intrigue. Morning/afternoon tea of cake and refreshments will be served and is included in the ticket price.  There will also be historic images of Christchurch and its surrounds on display. 

12th October 10.30-12noon New Zealand’s Largest Wooden Home - the story of Mclean’s Mansion - Chris Kissling

19th October 3-4.30pm The Edmond’s Story including a rare screening of the short film “Cookery Nook” from the 1950’s - John and Jenny Hoskin

26th October 10.30-12noon The Great Exhibition of 1906 - Dr Simon Pollard

 

Please note that these lectures are at a specially discounted price for the Heritage Festival of $5 each plus $1 booking fee, the usual $2 membership discount does therefore not apply.