Leamington New Zealand – Band rotunda 100 years old ctd.

Two photographs taken 50 years apart – I’m guessing – the black and white would seem, by the clothing, to be WW1 time – well, during the early to mid nineteen tens anyway – and I think comes from a postcard. The colour slide is from around 1960 – from the dress and the hats. Both show the band rotunda in its original position – some 100 metres from the present site. Our POV, similar in both, has Scott Street behind us – looking almost directly east – the current netball courts would be off in the top right of each photo with the present Leamington Bowls building in front of the band rotunda where the tennis courts are in the older image and on the far edge of the bowling green in the 1960s photo.

Leamington Art Group

Cosy in the Leamington Domain Band Rotunda Leamington Art Group members Brenda and Margaret paint and host visitors to their studio, today, Saturday the 11th of July 2009. Established in March this year the group meets here on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Some of the work, of the twelve members, is availabe for sale and adorns the walls – more can be found on the walls of Your Cambridge News across the river in Empire Street Cambridge. For further information ring Joyce on 07 823 3168.

Waipa Mayoral Cycle Challenge 2009

Waipa District Mayor Alan Livingston (Yellow Jersey) waits at Leamington Domain in the Waipa District for the commencement of the 2009 Waipa Mayoral Cycle Challenge this Tuesday afternoon the 17th of February 2009. A nationwide initiative the Mayoral cycle challenge Waipa style takes in two routes a 10km country ride out into Pukekura district or a more leisurely 5km ride around Leamington.