FROM THE EDITOR
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