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Wednesday 8 August 2018

photo bomb 3.04PM 8.8.18
photo bomb 3.04PM 8.8.18
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Saying goodbye to the 20th & hello to the 21st century 31/12/1999

Gudex Memorial Park in the Maungakawa Scenic Reserve
Gudex Memorial Park in the Maungakawa Scenic Reserve

35mm B&W negative | 1999-12-31-Friday © Michael Jeans | archive 1964 – 2014

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2011 Leamington NZL

Dad’s 87th birthday

Bronwyn Moffat with Bruce Jeans
Bronwyn Moffat with Bruce Jeans

My sister Bronwyn with Dad on his 87th birthday.

© Michael Jeans | +64 27 496 3802 | galleries | michael@michaeljeans.co.nz

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Cambridge NZ Whitehall NZ

Bruce Jeans – Memories – Cambridge Probus (NZ)

Written in June last year and presented yesterday the 17 March 2010 to Cambridge Men’s Probus Club here is the text of Dad’s Memories presentation.

Bruce Jeans | Animal Stories | Memories of Whitehall

As a boy I grew up on the farm in Whitehall eight miles out of Cambridge and spent all of my working life on that farm. During that period I experienced many aspects of animal and bird behaviour and looking back I realise that our so called domesticated animals still retain some elements of their wild ancestors’ instinct for survival and sometimes even seem almost to think in human terms.

The following incidents are drawn from those memories and from stories I was told starting with a story of a cat told by my mother.

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Leamington NZ

Eighty Four today

Karena and her Grandad

Karena shows Bruce – her Grandad – how she navigated from Parachute at Mystery Creek – through Kaipaki to Leamington using the GPS and map on her Nokia. Today is Bruce’s (my Dad) 84th birthday.

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Cambridge NZ

Fred Potts Day – Cambridge NZ

More Fred Potts.

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Dad & Fred

Bruce Jeans assists reporter Katrina Lintonbon research an article she is writing for Cambridge Edition on Bruce’s grandfather, builder, Charles Potts. Charles Potts built the Cambridge Court House home now to Cambridge Museum one hundred years ago. Photo: Friday 17 July 2009.

Recent Fred Potts links.

4 July 2009 Cambridge Heritage

23 June 2009 Fred Potts Ctd.

1 December 2008 Celebrating Fred Potts

14 November 2008 A sunny Cambridge afternoon IV

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Cambridge NZ

Cambridge Heritage

Cover photo: Cambridge Heritage Newsletter July 2009 ©Cambridge Historical Society Inc. Remember this.

Cover photo is Bruce Jeans in the Courthouse Display with his picture frames he made from some rimu dado we have in offsite storage. Bruce is grandson of Fred Potts who built the Cambridge Courthouse in 1909.

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Family

Bruce Jeans

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Cambridge NZ Family

Fred Potts Ctd.

Celebrating Fred Potts – the story is here – Dad, at Cambridge Museum, with one of the frames he made from timber reclaimed from Cambridge Courthouse – built by Fred Potts – his grandfather.

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Family Waipa District

Electric fence stories

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Family Leamington NZ Whitehall NZ

Ripening plums

This year’s Sharps Early crop is lighter than 2007’s bumper one. Far and away my favourite plum – I have known it all my life – harvested, as it is, at this special time of the year. Our tree is a cutting from the tree at Whitehall. Dad is still making relish from fruit frozen last December. His plum relish seasoned meatloaf is very tasty.

The short history of a tree: Dad says he is fairly certain the tree comes from the Scholes farm, next door to ours, at Whitehall (if you have reason to visit Whitehall Quarry – the remnants of this orchard can be seen to your left as you come up the rise from the bridge after leaving Whitehall Road). Trees grown from cuttings from the Leamington tree can, in turn, be found on properties on Mount Pirongia, in Te Puke, at Maungatautari and here in Leamington – if you know where to look. 

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Celebrating Fred Potts

Dad works on two frames made from timber from the Cambridge Court House. The frames will be included in an exhibition featuring the work of Bruce’s grandfather Fred Potts at the museum – the Cambridge Museum – in the old court house building.

A small slideshow

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Dad and his garden

from the Leamington East blog November 2006-January 2007

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Leamington NZ

Leamington Bowling Club – 75 Years

By Bruce Jeans | February 2006. You can read it on line here.

PDF copies can be obtained by contacting me.

Published: 7/JUNE/2009

View this document on Scribd

Added: 11/AUGUST/2009 PDF above Cover below
Cover Leamington Bowling Club - 75 Years

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