Ferrymead Heritage Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

The Tramway Historical Society Inc.

NEWS AND PLANNED EVENTS

Coming Events

FUNCTIONS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2022 - UPDATED LOCATION
The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Tramway Historical Society will be held on Wednesday 24 August 2022 at 7:45pm at the Boardroom of the Christchurch South library 66 Colombo St, - On the night, please use the ‘After Hours Entrance’ , the door closest toC olombo St., there will be someone on the door from 7.30pm to let people in.

The purpose is to review the activities of the Society since the last AGM, to approve the annual accounts for the year ended 31 March 2022, to elect the Management Committee, to consider and deal with any notices of motion (these must have been submitted to the Secretary no later than 21 days before the meeting) and any general business.

The meeting will be followed by Supper and informal discussions– Cost $2.
We look forward to your attendance.

ILLUMINATE LIGHT AND SOUND EXPERIENCE
Chch Double decker 26 will be dressed up with illuminations and giving rides!

Proudly brought to you by Event Hire and Aurora Capital.

When: 21 and 25-28 August 2022. 5:45pm-9:00pm
Where: Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch.

Get your tickets at www.eventhire.co.nz or scan the QR code in the latest TRACTS.

MEMBER SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS
These were e-mailed out in late December to all members and volunteers on our membership database – by e-mail to those with e-mail addresses, and posted to those - few – members (currently about 25) who are not on e-mail or who prefer communications to be by post. We have already received renewals from over 40% of our members.

However, if you have not received your membership renewal, or have lost it or cannot find it, or even if you want to join the Society as a member, please email membership@ferrymeadtramway.org.nz or the Society
by post or speak to one of the management committee.

DAVE HINMAN, QSM MEDAL
In the New Year’s Honours list the Tramway Historical Society members have been delighted to see that our David Hinman has been awarded the Queen’s Service Medal for all his years dedicated to the history and preservation of tramways, mainly in New Zealand but also, through his past presidency of C.O.T.M.A., with allied tramway preservation groups Australasia wide. Please read more in TRACTS.

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE FROM THE TREASURER
The Society has been advised by its bank that cheques are being phased out, and that from June 2021, cheques will no longer be an acceptable method of payment. See Tracts for more information.

COLLECTIONS POLICY
Please visit the Collections Policy page to download and read our updated policy document.

BOOK ORDERS
Dave Hinman has now received a supply of Hugh Ballment’s recent Tramway Atlas for sale, as advertised in previous issues of Tracts. At $60.00 plus $7.00 post and packing to any New Zealand address, this is a very good deal indeed. Some 25 copies have already been sold and Dave will be bringing more to the June General Meeting. This will be an excellent opportunity for those who are considering buying a copy to have a look and make their decision. It will also be a good chance to save on postage costs!

Graeme Stewart’s new book is currently also in publication, with arrival anticipated in mid-June. if it arrives in time, Society members will be able to collect their copies at the June Meeting too. This book is only available to those who have pre-ordered a copy.

Available front and orders to:
The Secretary
Tramway Historial Society
PO Bo 1126, Christchurch 8140
or secretary@ferrymeadtramway.org.nz

NEXT WORK PARTY
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.

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.

TROLLEY BUS SYSTEM
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.