Big turnout for shed open­ing

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

The From Horse to Trac­tor ex­hi­bi­tion in the new Mark Madill Farm Ma­chin­ery Shed at Firth Tower Mu­seum was of­fi­cially opened last Satur­day in front of a large turnout.

The project was un­der­taken by the Mata­mata His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety whose mem­bers were con­grat­u­lated by Mata­mata-pi­ako Dis­trict Mayor Hugh Ver­coe for all the work that had been done.

Neil Algar from the his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety said the of­fi­cial open­ing had been a long time com­ing. ‘‘It’s im­pos­si­ble to thank ev­ery­one who has helped with this project but ev­ery­thing that has been done has been very much ap­pre­ci­ated.’’ Mr Algar urged mem­bers of the Mata­mata com­mu­nity to get along and take a look.

The rib­bon was cut by Pat Madill who was the first to walk through the doors of the Mark Madill Shed and be given a guided tour by Ian Walker.

A vis­i­tor’s book was signed by all those who at­tended the of­fi­cial open­ing and billy tea and scones were served.

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