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Heritage events for Upper Hutt

Last updated 10:27 22/08/2012

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Scones, wildlife and logging feature in Upper Hutt's contribution to Heritage Month in September.

The annual event is put together by the Wellington Region Heritage Promotion Council.

Staglands in the Akatarawa Valley turns 40 this year and on Saturday, September 8, will offer entry at the original price of 40 cents for adults and 20c for children (compared with today's price of $19 for adults and $8 for a child). Expressions will also have an exhibition in its Rotary Foyer from September 18 until October 14 about Staglands.

Stonestead at 3 Plateau Road, Te Marua, is well-known for its freshly-prepared Devonshire teas, coffees and scones.

Owner Kevin Bold will offer a personalised history of the circa- 1860 building on Wednesdays, September 19 and 26, 11am till about 1pm.

Bookings essential for the two sessions, groups welcome, $6 per person, ph 526 6838 email enquiries@sawmillersquiltery.co.nz.

Stonestead Devonshire teas are usually open Thursdays to Sundays, 10am till 4pm.

At Upper Hutt Library archivist Reid Perkins will provide an introduction of RECOLLECT, the Upper Hutt community archive's new interactive online database.

It will include illustrations of how the new resource can be used to tell interesting stories about Upper Hutt's past.

Sunday, September 30, 2pm till 3.30pm, Rotary Lounge, Upper Hutt Library.

Silverstream Railway will be promoting its Sunday rides on its heritage railway. The railway is open on Sundays from 11am till 4pm. Adults $12, children 5 to 14 $6, under- fives free, family pass $29. Reynolds Bach Dr (the road to the Silverstream Landfill).

Local historian Peter O'Flaherty will give an illustrated presentation of his research and writings on bushmen and logging in the Akatarawa Valley on Sunday, September 23, at the Rotary Lounge, Upper Hutt Library, 2pm, free entry.

Golder Homestead Museum Society will offer stories from Golder Cottage to mark its 136th year on Saturdays September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 1.30pm till 4pm. Admission fee applies. 707 Fergusson Dr.

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- Upper Hutt Leader

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