Ferrymead Heritage Park
Christchurch, New Zealand

The Tramway Historical Society Inc.

NEWS AND PLANNED EVENTS

Coming Events

FUNCTIONS

NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING
Our next General meeting will be in the Lions building on Wednesday, November 21. We will have an illustrated talk from David Maciulaitis talking about his recent trip to Britain. David is a very entertaining speaker and he will be bringing us the delights of both the Great Dorset Steam Fair and some of Britain’s preserved railways. The meeting will commence with a chance to ask questions on the recent happenings at Ferrymead followed by David’s talk. There will be the usual $2 for supper.

At the meeting, the Society will discuss and vote on moving the body of ‘Brill’ 194 to Ferrymead, in line with the Society’s resolution from the 2014 AGM, stating that “due to the high cost of providing covered storage, any acquired tram/bus vehicle or body proposed to be brought on to the Ferrymead site, must require prior approval from a General Meeting of the members.”

2018 ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS DUE
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.

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.

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.

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.

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