Saturday, March 15, 2014

Thames (NZ): Archives opening day

Well Thamesites of old learnt to cope with the weather and flooding; as a result of today's conditions the quiet scene below is because the opening ceremony is being held in the nearby St James Church Hall. Very soon the building will be officially opened!

The sun is trying to break through as I write, so fitting to finish with this beautiful view from Mount Pleasant, looking down at the lower section of Grey Street - Upper Grey Street is now known as Mount Pleasant Road. It is a mystery how many of the old streets of Thames just suddenly seem to change their name and why this should be? Or more importantly why it should be allowed.