FROM THE EDI­TOR

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

Lo­cal His­tory Week al­ways pro­vides peo­ple in­ter­ested in Palmer­ston North’s her­itage with an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to re­flect on our fine city’s rich past.

The an­nual event will this year delve into the 1960s - a time of con­sid­er­able change in pol­i­tics, mu­sic and so­ci­ety around the globe.

The 60s was the decade when the Bea­tles changed modern mu­sic, when a man first landed on the moon and when hor­rific im­ages of the Viet­nam War were beamed into homes. Al­beit on a smaller scale, the 60s also saw some changes take place in Palmer­ston North.

Trains stopped trav­el­ling through The Square, Massey trans­formed into a univer­sity, and the Lido opened its doors in the 60s, while the city bound­aries were also ex­tended to en­com­pass land in the sub­urbs of Aokautere, Kelvin Grove, Mil­son, Am­ber­ley (West­brook) and Awa­puni.

Th­ese his­toric events and more will be re­mem­bered in a se­ries of talks, walks, pre­sen­ta­tions and dis­plays at a va­ri­ety of venues through­out the city in Novem­ber.

- Jonathon Howe

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