Plimmerton’s wartime past in spotlight at boat club
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
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.