Commemorative t-shirt

Archbishop of Cambrai, Archbishop François Garnier presents Reverend Andrew Hedge, Vicar of St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Cambridge a t-shirt listing the names of 93 New Zealand soldiers who died during the liberation of Le Quesnoy in November 1918. T-Shirt detail. Edited: 09:41 12/7/2008 Many attending from the Archdiocese of Cambrai, the Diocese of Lille andContinue reading “Commemorative t-shirt”

St Peter’s Church Cambridge

French and North American pilgrims along with local parishioners celebrate communion, this morning, Friday the 11th of July 2008, at St Peter’s Church, Anzac Street, Cambridge. The travellers continue, this weekend, to take part in World Youth Day in Sydney from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 July 2008 in the presence of Pope Benedict XVI.Continue reading “St Peter’s Church Cambridge”

What is Cambridge township?

I find the branding of Waipa problematical as it subverts the identity of our town. More so when that branding appropriates iconography clearly identifiable as Cambridge. Our Chamber of Commerce refers to Cambridge as a township. My current favourite is little big town which came, I think, from the visitor people. Confusion reigns. Whether weContinue reading “What is Cambridge township?”

Weather and traffic

Proud under her strenuous 24/7 365 workload our lovely 100 year old ‘high level bridge’ – the Victoria Bridge – at 8:15AM this morning, Tuesday the 8th of July 2008, coated in frost and cloaked with Waikato River mist. At both ends bridge guardians, men in Hi Viz, responsible for the day-to-day care and safe use of our toanga stand in the cold air and watch.

Cambridge railway

A railway line lay here between 1884 and 1999. The Cambridge branch line joined the network at Ruakura and terminated at Lake Street beside Lake Te Koutu. Passing through Matangi, Bruntwood and Hautapu it offered passenger services until 1946. The line terminates at Fonterra Hautapu now – a freight only service. The truck to the left travels the last few metres of SH1B which leaves SH1 at Taupiri and links back into SH1 at the St Andrew’s Church corner just over my left shoulder. The coming of the Waikato Expressway, the demise of this railway line – things to ponder as the price of oil rises and today, Tuesday the 1st of July 2008, many celebrate the return to public ownership of ‘KiwiRail’ after a decade and a half in private ownership.

Cambridge history

Cambridge Court House has been home to the Cambridge Historical Society since 1984. Yesterday, Monday the 23th of June 2008, the society handed the care and administration of its collection, and Cambridge Museum, to the local authority: Waipa District Council. Established in 1956 the Cambridge Historical Society Inc. retains ownership of the collection.

A sporting Cambridge Sunday

2:32PM Rob Waddell, Mahé Drysdale and Nathan Cohen on the winners podium at the 2008 North Island Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro. There is more about the race on rowingnz.com. A full gallery of the North Island Rowing Championships medal winners can be found at http://www.hotshotstogo.co.nz. 5:06PM Winners of the 2008 Keyte Watson held onContinue reading “A sporting Cambridge Sunday”

Cambridge New Zealand – Historic Places Trust plaque

-Sorry this photo has gone missing in action- On this height in 1864 the 3rd Waikato Militia Regiment built and occupied the Cambridge Redoubt. In 1964, in my last year at Whitehall School, I stood in Fort Street and watched the unveiling of this New Zealand Historic Places Trust plaque thanks to a teacher who encouragedContinue reading “Cambridge New Zealand – Historic Places Trust plaque”