Ferrymead Heritage Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

The Tramway Historical Society Inc.


Coming Events


Preceded by the first of our planned regular Q & Asessions regarding Society happenings and Committee decisions, etc.
When: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Where: Ferrymead Lions Building, Ferrymead HeritagePark (entry from Gate A)
Time: 7:30 pm

What is likely to be one of the biggest events at Ferrymead for many years is “Rewind at Ferrymead”, scheduled for Sunday 14 October 10am-4pm. The City Council events team will be running this event with early publicity saying “Immerse yourself in a family-friendly Beca Heritage Week event, jam-packed with entertainment from times past at Ferrymead Heritage Park.”

If you are able to assist with “Rewind at Ferrymead”,please contact John Harris (ph 388-3308 or johnmhar-ris@slingshot.co.nz), Jonathan Day (ph 027 8400340or jonathan@dayj.co.nz), or Dave Hinman (027 431 4778or dave.hinman@ccc.govt.nz ).

We will be sending outsome detailed information in advance to thosevolunteering to assist.For more information about the event go to the CCC website: https://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/heritage/heritage-week

The Membership Secretary has now sent out your membership renewals for the 2018 year. As they areevery year, subscriptions cover the 2018 calendar year. Ifpaid prior to 28th February, a discount is available. Asusual, subs can be paid in cash, by cheque, credit card,or by direct credit to the Society’s bank account. This is also time to consider whether you may be in aposition to provide a donation towards one of the Society’s many projects.If you did not receive a membership renewal form – or you have misplaced it, please contact the MembershipSecretary (Phyllis) at membership@ferrymeadtramway.org.nz or by post to Box 1126, Christchurch 8140, or you can download a (new) membership form from the Society’s website. Once you have paid your annual membership, you will willalso receive the current year’s membership card which will provide you and immediate family with free entry to Ferrymead Heritage Park.

Formal work parties are held every third Saturday of the month and Alan Roi provides a cooked midday meal.
There are also activities every Saturday and on Monday evenings.

As noted in Graeme Belworthy’s editorial piece, the Society is continuing its regular Saturday Work Days with the goal of having our Ferrymead depot site cleaned up sufficiently for the COTMA Conference in October and the Membership Drive in November. With the Conference coinciding with the third Saturday of October—which would usually be our major Work Day, Alan Roi has informed that there will not be a formal Work Day this October as a result.

Our regular Work Days are not only a means of getting regular maintenance and infrastructure upgrades done around Ferrymead Park and along our tramway, they are a great means of getting together and sharing in a bit of camaraderie and banter. Alan also provides refreshments and a full cooked lunch for all who attend.

The Trolley Bus system generally operate runs on the first Sunday of each month and on event days. Trolley bus currently in operation is Wellington 103, but is hoped that Christchurch 210 and Dunedin 79 with both
return to service in the near future.

For more on Meetings and Work Parties, please click here.