Making use of things we find

  The team at Ashburton Museum are always on the lookout for new ways to tell heritage stories, or quirky ways to share the identity of this district. One way we really like to do this is to crowdsource our exhibition content. We get to discover the clever things that local people do or make, … Continued

Getting back to basics

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New CX a family affair

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The art of making do

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Jenny’s dream Jag

  Jenny Thompson was at primary school when she first dreamt of owning a Jaguar. The dream was inspired by seeing a very elegant neighbour driving her magnificent Jaguar saloon. Jenny knew her neighbour was a lovely lady and everything about the car – the style, the colour – appealed to Jenny. Along with other … Continued

Go topless, if you dare

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A selection from the Tindall Collection

  Charles Hopetoun Tindall was a well-known photographer working from a studio in East Street, Ashburton. His work has been featured many times in these Heritage Pages, including many many portraits of Ashburton locals. This week, brought to you by the letter B, the images on this page show that it was not only people … Continued

A wheelie great time

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Boulevard Day back on track

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Mill House’s historic significance recognised

  An Ashburton building that has for many years been a local landmark, was this week recognised as one of the district’s buildings of historic significance. Mill House was built in 1912 as home for the family of Derisley Wood, manager of the neighbouring Canterbury Roller Flour Mill. The mill itself was established in 1873 … Continued

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