Posts Tagged ‘ Woodlands Estate ’

Funday photos

Oct 7th, 2019 | By
Lord Black

Hundreds of people attended the Pioneer Fundays at Woodlands last week. Here are just a few photos snapped over the three days. Alan Manning gave many rides on his replica Oldsmobile –     Bronwyn Darbyshire demonstrates the process of separating cream from milk to calligrapher Marian Riddell.       Marian with two keen

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Pick of the Crop

Aug 5th, 2019 | By
Great Beginnings

N8N’s roundup of cool things going on in our area. How about this for Pick of the Crop?  “Wow – that’s got to be a record for the biggest daffodil!”   Ian Riddell from Clandon Daffodils found this beauty recently.   (Freshly picked seedling of Graham Phillips – hybridiser of daffodils, say Clandon.)   What a

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Christmas display sparkles at Woodlands

Nov 29th, 2018 | By
Woodlands Christmas

Number 8 Network got into the festive spirit and took a stroll around the Christmas-decorated historic Woodlands Homestead.                                N8N was rather taken with this image, that’s Don Riddell in the framed photograph, who used to live in at Woodlands with

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Riddell reunion all go

Sep 5th, 2018 | By
Woodlands Homestead

  Descendants of the Riddell family are having a reunion at Woodlands Estate this month. A highlight will be catching up, seeing and meeting all the relations connected to the family, known and unknown, says Jacquie Haselden, one of the organisers. The event will include placing a memorial plaque in the garden for Corporal John

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Pick of the crop

Jul 30th, 2018 | By
Alpaca scarf

The Pick of the Crop has to be about sunshine and flowers, after all the rain and cold we’ve been having. How about this stunner of a sunset from Clandon Daffodils –     The flowers are blooming at Woodlands –     With all the cold we’ve been having the best dressed locals wear

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From Hukanui to Passchendaele – a soldier remembered

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By
Anzac Day 2014

Local history enthusiast Mike Taylor shares the story of a pioneering family of the Gordonton District and one of the many soldiers who never came back from the First World War. “A WEEK OR SO ago you ran an article on sports activities at Woodlands in 1885 which mentioned my great grandfather, John McNicol [the

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