Upcoming members’ events

Restoring old buildings – do Wellingtonians need help?

 Although Wellington has many built heritage groups and associations, it has not had a group which focuses on supporting the ongoing care of its iconic old timber houses. Historic Places Wellington is interested to find out if there is support for such a group in Wellington.

The Canterbury Vintage Home Restorers Group has been providing support for 30 years. A March presentation on the work of the group by founders Trevor and Jill Lord was postponed because of the Covid 19 lockdown. It has been rescheduled to this month. Trevor and Jill will present their experience in forming such a group and discuss examples of restoration projects undertaken by group members. Their presentation will be followed by a brief group discussion.

When: Friday 17 July 2020

Where: St Peter’s Garden Room, 90 Ghuznee Street, Wellington, (behind St Peter’s Church).

Time: 7pm-8.30pm

Admission: Free

RSVP: wgtn@historicplacesaotearoa.org.nz

The Canterbury Vintage Home Restorers Group featured in the Heritage New Zealand magazine, Winter 2019.  You can also read more about the group in this article: https://latitudemagazine.co.nz/valuing-vintage-canterbury-vintage-home-restorers-group/

Image: Trevor Lord outside the former power substation building he purchased in Kate Sheppard Place., Wellington and converted to apartments.  Credit: Supplied