Historical society team honoured
Matamata Historical Society has awarded three members lifetime membership awards in honour of the work they have done over the years.
David and Joan Stanley and Dr Neil Algar were presented their lifetime membership awards by society president Ian Walker late last month.
The Stanleys keep the gardens and fishpond on Centennial Dr looking good, Walker said.
Joan has been part of the society for more than 40 years and been the secretary forever, he said. David has been part of the group for almost as long as Joan and is the treasurer.
The couple have a museum shed on the Firth estate that exhibits the history of the local dairy industry. The shed is named after them as they provided a lot of the photos and text for the exhibitions.
Dr Neil Algar, who was recently awarded a community award for his involvement in the Matamata Historical Society, was also granted life membership.
He was the president of the group for 14 years and is the group’s patron.
GOOD WORK: Matamata Historical Society president Ian Walker, back, presented three members, from front left, Dr Neil Algar, Joan and David Stanley, lifetime membership awards late last month.