Happy New Year MG Manawatu! Please make sure to again use the comments this year - any thoughts on possible events to bring to the planning meeting on January 13th?
So far today 9th January, our next outing is the 13th, Not one person has phoned or emailed, is anyone coming!!!!!!
Great to have the website up and running again with a new web master
Thank you new web master for taking on the job
Now the challenge is to get people to use it !
If you don't know how, just ask
Robyn you have done a great job of the many photos from Castlepoint Capers run
Footnote to the Castlepoint Capers review.
I have been going through all my late Aunt’s papers and to my surprise found an obituary of my grandfathers on my maternal side.
My grandfather John Cross lived in the Wairarapa area, helping to put in the Alfredton to Castlepoint track road. This was Alfredton’s only means of communicating with the outside world. My grandfather spent his 21st birthday putting in cuttings at the Alfredton end over theCastle Hill range. Until then all stores were brought in per packhorse from Wellington around the coast via Whareama, a 14 day trip there and back!!!! It also read that as a sheep farmer in the early days he had to deal with wild dogs, rabbits before any progress could be made. He and his brother were reported to be the first white men to make the overland trip from Wairarapa to Napier. So here were the very roads we were travelling on in our Mg’s.