Saturday, March 9, 2013

Thames (NZ): Shortland Cemetery & Heritage weeks

The Heritage Festival is underway - Shortland Cemetery has been mowed and cleared. The paths are very dry, thanks to the long hot summer. So if you were ever waiting for the chance to visit and search for ancestors - now would be the time.

There is a tour coming up, for those interested in a guided walk:
Thursday 14th March 5:30pm - 7:30pm Historic Shortland Cemetery Tour

Top Photo: Looking out over the Danby Street, lower section of Shortland Cemetery
Lower Photo: Looking up at the Shortland Cemetery from the lower north end
If you want to view just how large this cemetery really is - use the TCDC intramaps website.
Now on the left hand side of the page under MODULES, click CEMETERIES
The page will refresh, then down the bottom right, there will be a drop down list, click SHORTLAND
the page will refresh and you will see the whole Shortland cemetery can zoom in or use the hand symbol to drag the map around.  You can also use the bottom tabs to search and get information on burials.