Sunday, April 14, 2024

Happy 175th celebrations!

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Photo Shona Kebble

Howick was buzzing at the weekend with so many events and activities on to mark the district’s 175th anniversary.

The Howick Beach Picnic, commemorating the Fencibles’ and their families landing at the beach in November 1847, was extremely popular with youngsters trying out numerous activities on the water and on land. Formalities were conducted outside the Howick Coastguard facilities.

Photo Greg Scheurich

Later in the day a 175th plaque was unveiled at Fencible Walk on Picton Street and there was a civic church service at All Saints Anglican Church.

Meanwhile, several photographers from the Howick Photographic Society [a selection of there photos are included below] were out and about taking shots, as was Times photographer Wayne Martin.

And the weather turned out perfect!

Photo Greg Scheurich
Photo Shona Kebble
Coastguard crew. Photo Shona Kebble
Hayley Collins at the Howick 175 Beach Picnic. Photo Paul Glenton
Photo Greg Scheurich
Photo Sue Townson
Photo Sue Townson
Ian Rodger and Alan La Roche. Photo Shona Kebble
Photo Sue Townson
Josephine Shanaghan and Terri Marchant. Photo Shona Kebble
Photo Shona Kebble
Tony Kendall and Alan La Roche. Photo Sue Townson
Coastguards Ian Gibson, Jenny Rowsell and Michelle William-White. Photo Paul Glenton
Photo Greg Scheurich
Howick Brass. Photo Doug Mitchell
Viewing the plaque at Howick 175 plaque unveiling. Photo Paul Glenton
Plaque by Frith Jenkins. Photo Shona Kebble
Crowd at the 175th plaque unveiling. Photo Doug Mitchell
Civic church service. Photo Doug Mitchell

 

 

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