Kapi-Mana News : June 21st 2011
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Reserve your place no later than 24hrs before departure. Contact Colin on 232 6038. 17 Kenepuru Drive | Porirua | Phone (04) 237 4174 18 Kapiti Road | Paraparaumu | Phone (04) 297 0207 email@example.com | www.ninness.co.nz Community project: Residents and tradespeople from Plimmerton gave many hours last year to upgrade the railway station, which has won a national restoration award. Station job wins award By KRIS DANDO The many man hours put in by volunteers upgrading Plimmerton s railway station has seen it earn a restoration award from the Rail Heritage Trust of New Zealand. The Plimmerton Residents Association (PRA) drove the project in tandem with Porirua City Council and KiwiRail. After gut- ting and fitting out the inside -- carried out by 120 volunteers over much of 2010, around 2000 hours of labour in all -- a model railway shop and modern waiting room was estab- lished, and a new $35,000 roof built. Allan Dodson, the project s co-ordinator, says the award is a welcome surprise, and recognition of the work that went in. It s great for everyone involved. The atten- tion to detail, and to restore the station to as near as it once was, was very important. We met all the criteria [that the Rail Heritage Trust were looking for]. He says there is still work to be done around the station, with further upgrades and maintenance to follow. PRA chairman Colin Bleasdale says the fact Ian Welch and Mainline Steam were also acknowledged recently for the restoration of a famous old steam engine shows how Plimmerton is placing value in its rail legacy. A brass plaque commemorating the award will eventually take pride of place in the station s waiting room. Search begins for historic photos By ANDREA O'NEIL On the hunt: Plimmerton resident Allan Dodson is calling on the community to share family photos of, or concerning, Plimmerton Station. Picture perfect: Mr Dodson dated this 1956 photo of Plimmerton railway station using clues from magazine and lottery ads, but ideally would like stories to accompany pictures donated for the station's planned historical display. Anyone who travelled to work in the 1960s wearing walk shorts and knee socks might want photo evidence buried, but a Plimmerton man is urging residents to make their commuter snapshots public. Plimmerton Residents Associa- tion is planning to install a his- torical photo display at the refurbished Plimmerton station, using a $1000 grant from the His- toric Places Trust. Any photos related to train travel in Plimmerton are welcome, says project co-ordinator Allan Dodson. Photos do not have to be of the station itself, and could show, for example, a family at the beach who travelled to Plimmerton by train. We re looking for everything we can get. Photos from the 1960s, 70s and 80s are wanted in particular -- they re harder to get hold of than 1800s photos, which can be found easily in public libraries or on the internet. I can go online to find older ones. People s personal collections are harder, he says. Although Mr Dodson is a com- petent amateur detective, using clues in photos to estimate their age, he would appreciate infor- mation or brief stories accompanying photos sent in. An electronic photo board is planned for the station s waiting room, and the residents associa- tion is aiming for at least 200 photos to create a rolling visual display. Mr Dodson hopes to have col- lected the photos by August, to be able to open the display on Octo- ber 10, a year after the refurbished station was opened. Plimmerton residents have a real sense of ownership of their station, and the photo display will serve as an archive of community involvement in the station and the suburb generally, Mr Dodson says. It s just about what people think about Plimmerton. It s just trying to capture those thoughts. It s important to collect me- mories of Plimmerton s early days before they are lost, he says. Scanned photos can be emailed to Allan Dodson at agcdodson@ xtra.co.nz. The Plimmerton Residents' Association is happy to scan and post back any hard-copy photos mailed to P.O. Box 57-027, Mana, Porirua 5247.
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