Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thames (NZ): Then & Now - Victoria Park

On the north and south side of Albert Street, Thames is Victoria Park. Known in some old records as Albert Park and Victoria Park. The Park holds one of Thames' most iconic old landmark - the band rotunda.

Above is a view of the north side of the park, with the Grahamstown Railway Station top right. In the distance the Burke Street Wharf.
Below the same view, the stationmaster's house, and railway station are long gone. Now the Thames Croquet Club makes it home on the site.

 Further reading:
An article in The Treasury Journal: VICTORIA PARK AND THE THAMES BAND ROTUNDA.
By Kae Lewis, Althea Barker and Dave Wilton.
 New Zealand Heritage Register: Category 2

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