Quay walk offers history lesson

Last updated 12:58 02/04/2014

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A chance to learn more about Nelson's history will be offered with free guided Wakefield Quay walks as part of Heritage Week.

Nelson Historical Society members, many of them in costumes depicting different time periods in Nelson's history, will be at points along the quay during the afternoon of Sunday, April 13, to give illustrated talks.

Topics will include Nelson's railway, port hotels, the police station and post office, the Anchor Shipping and Foundry Company, the Power House, the Boulder Bank and Cut, Nelson Yacht Club, the Boathouse and the saltwater baths. The Nelson Historical Society has developed the walk especially for Heritage Week but after the weekend people will be able to take the walk themselves with a map downloaded from the Nelson City Council's website.

President Karen Stade said the city's history was rich along Wakefield Quay and people participating in the walk would be sure to learn something they didn't know.

The walks will depart every 20 minutes between 1.30pm and 4pm from Sunderland Pier car park, Wakefield Quay, beside the Yacht Club.

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