Sum­mit Marl­bor­ough Her­itage Festival

Marlborough Express - The Saturday Express, Marlborough - - OUT & ABOUT -

The mont-long Sum­mit Marl­bor­ough Her­itage Festival starts this week­end. On Sun­day there is a talk on Fu­ture Projects for Her­itage in Marl­bor­ough with John Or­chard, Steve Austin and the Marl­bor­ough Her­itage Trust, 1pm-3pm at Marl­bor­ough Mu­seum Theatre. There is also a Pi­rate School on the Ed­ward Fox, (to­day and to­mor­row; 9 to 5pm); an ex­hi­bi­tion of Peach Eaton’swork (Marl­bor­ough Mu­seum foyer; Sun­day, 2pm); an In­tro­duc­tion to Fam­ily Re­sources ses­sion with the Blen­heim Fam­ily His­tory Group, Sun­day, Blen­heim Fam­ily His­tory Clu­b­rooms, BrayshawPark, 12.45pm; the opening of theWant­wood Room, with Devon­shire tea and a BBQ, 1.30pm on Sun­day at theWant­wood Room, Morse St, Wairau Val­ley; and don’t miss Favourite Hymns with Barry Parker at the Old Tua Ma­rina Church 3pm to 4.30pm on Sun­day. For more in­for­ma­tion on events run­ning through­out the month, see Marl­bor­ough Mu­seum’s Face­book page.

graphs and Mor­rinsville.’’

Robert Craven died in Septem­ber last year.

‘‘He had no other liv­ing rel­a­tives in the area, so who­ever cleaned up his es­tate must have found this, and thought it be­longed with Mor­rinsville Mu­seum.’’

Ross said the cur­rent own­ers of Stron­say Sta­tion and liv­ing mem­bers of the Cum­mings fam­ily had been vis­it­ing the mu­seum to look at the newly-found pho­to­graphs, and to help name some of those pic­tured.

‘‘It’s been great to have peo­ple from the fam­ily come by and help give names to the faces. It just amazes them that this col­lec­tion re­lates to their fam­ily, their sta­tion, and their farm ... And now it has come back home.’’

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