Posts Tagged ‘ Gordonton ’

New artpiece unveiled at Woodlands

Oct 21st, 2011 | By

A specially commissioned painting by local artist Jacquie Haselden was unveiled recently at Woodlands Historic Homestead. Jacquie, a descendant of the Woodlands branch of the Riddell family, said the work depicts past and present for Woodands. “The homestead and landscape were painted as seen now and the work horses with Cambridge roller were painted from

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The Milky Way gets through

Sep 14th, 2011 | By

On a chill Spring morning, a group of volunteers got together at the old Gordonton School to sort, staple and stack almost 500 issues of The Milky Way, the district’s newsletter. We popped along to see the action and do a bit of stapling.

Snowing in Gordonton!

Aug 15th, 2011 | By

It was only a flurry, but for a few seconds it was actually snowing in Gordonton.  Can anyone remember the last time this happened – if it has happened?  It must be more than half a century ago… There was just time to grab this photo of the snow as it fell past our bay

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A stitch in time

Aug 10th, 2011 | By

The quilts and needlework are on display in all their glory at Woodlands this week. The N8N crew went for a gander this morning, but nothing beats seeing them in the flesh- er, fabric. The textile display ends this Sunday. Click the thumbnails for a better view.

Needlework magic and camellias at Woodlands

Aug 4th, 2011 | By

Quilting and embroidery will be out in force next week at Woodlands, as the historic homestead gets draped in the finest needlework as part of a special display.

Top job at Gordonton School still shines

Jul 30th, 2011 | By

David McNair reckons he’s got the best job going.