Devonport Historical and Museum Society November 2007 Newsletter Volume 8, Issue 3 Well what a fantastic “Victorian garden party” we had on Sunday 4 November at the Museum as part of Heritage Week. My three year old son had a fantastic time riding the fire engine and playing with the skittles and spinning tops—and of course I’d better mention the police motorcycle sirens that he Friday 16 thought were very exciting. It was fabulous to see so many people enjoying the November Museum and the activities. Read the report of the event and see some photos over the page. We have an exciting fundraising event Trivia Quiz Night coming up next week—a Trivia Quiz night. It’s going to be a great night so put a team together, come along and support us and have a load of fun at the same time — details in the box to the right. Don’t forget to mark the Christmas BBQ on your calendars. We always enjoy the opportunity to say thank you and Merry Christmas to our members and volunteers 7.30pm at the North Shore Soccer Club, and it would be great to see you there. Lake road, Devonport $10 per ticket. Make up a team of 6 - 10 people for a Good news on the building restoration fun night to fundraise for the museum! project. Check out the details over the page. Prizes, raffles, lucky door prize! Licensed bar, BYO nibbles Happy reading and we hope to see you at Tickets available from Helen MacKenzie the Museum, or a Museum event soon. email@example.com or phone 445 6559 Christmas BBQ Sunday 2 December 3 pm Please RSVP for catering purposes - either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 445 2776 Heritage Week Heritage Week Museum Open Day Visits Peter and Warren hosted several Many visitors both young and old Vauxhall School groups on a series of enjoyed a very successful day at the Historical walks around Devonport. Devonport Museum for North Shore Heritage Week. Rod and Helen hosted groups from The day was arranged as a Vauxhall School several afternoons Victorian garden party with tables One of the cars on the museum running and we received lovely letters and umbrellas outside and morning drive. of thanks. and afternoon teas served by volunteers in period dress. Games Conservation/ for the children included ten pin bowling, hula hoops, spinning tops Restoration of the etc. Museum Building MOTAT brought along five vintage cars, one of the early Whites buses The conservation work on the used in the 30s in Devonport and on Museum and restoration of the front Rangitoto, a fire engine and of the Museum will start in January. motorbikes. Rides were given in the This is a very exciting project and fire engine and the 1908 will make a huge difference to the International horseless carriage and Phillip Luffman, Helen Cornelius, life of the building and the other vintage cars went into the Bea Munday, Coralie Luffman, Rod presentation of the Museum. township. Cornelius and Libby Eaglesome in costume for the garden party In the morning we had music posing with a vintage car from performed by members of the MOTAT. Ambiance String Quartet and Devonport Impromptu Quartet and The Devonport Silver Band played in the afternoon. The Devonport Spinners and Weavers were there demonstrating spinning both wool and silk. The museum had special displays; one of children's toys and the other a selection of the vintage wedding dresses from the museum's collection. Many parents, both mums and dads came along with their children which made it a very special day all round. Rod Cornelius in one of the vintage cars travelling down Vauxhall Road. Email Newsletters Thanks must go out to : • Devonport Community Radio Newsletters If you would like to receive (The Flea) for air time in http://www.theflea.co.nz/ newsletters via email, please promoting the event email your address to • MOTAT email@example.com • The Devonport Silver Band, Ambiance String Quartet and Devonport Museum Devonport Impromptu Quartet organized by Susan Davis. Open weekends 2 — 4 pm. (Call Susan on 445 6696 if 33A Vauxhall Rd you want string music for your Ph: 445 2661 event.) • Ten Pin Takapuna Postal address: P.O. Box 32 044, Devonport • Coralie Luffman from our committee and all her helpers http://www.devonportmuseum.org.nz • and all those who turned up to Website kindly hosted by iSERVE support us.