Plim­mer­ton’s war­time past in spot­light at boat club

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

Hear­ing about Plim­mer­ton’s war­time past and learn­ing about forth­com­ing projects are just two rea­sons to turn up to the Plim­mer­ton Boat­ing Club on May 26.

The Plim­mer­ton Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion has its an­nual meet­ing that night, be­gin­ning at 7.30pm.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber David Ver­rinder said lo­cal his­to­rian Al­lan Dod­son would give a pre­sen­ta­tion on Plim­mer­ton’s con­tri­bu­tion to the world wars and talk about next year’s 100th com­mem­o­ra­tions of the Gal­lipoli land­ings.

‘‘Men from a num­ber of fam­i­lies from this area went away to war and never came back,’’ Ver­rinder said.

‘‘ Al­lan has

been

com- mis­sioned by the Porirua His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety to put some­thing to­gether.

‘‘It will be of in­ter­est to many people.’’

The as­so­ci­a­tion’s fi­nances, mem­ber­ship and other or­ders of busi­ness will be dis­cussed and Ver­rinder said there would be am­ple op­por­tu­ni­ties for pub­lic dis­cus­sion.

Projects for the next year in Plim­mer­ton will be on the agenda.

‘‘ We know it’s hard to get people to be in­ter­ested, but what we’re of­fer­ing is a way for people to in­ter­act, have a cup of tea and talk or raise things.

‘‘ It’s an en­joy­able af­fair, noth­ing too se­ri­ous,’’ Ver­rinder said.

Porirua City Coun­cil of­fi­cials were likely to be present, Ver­rinder said.

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