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Thames Heritage Festival, 11-13 November, 2022

A festival of yesteryears - join us in costume and bring the young ones.
One day they'll be in charge of our heritage.

Friday 11th November to Sunday 13th November   Thames Heritage Festival 2022

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Our theme this year is : "LEARN FROM THE PAST". Each of our heritage attractions will be running events and talks.

Venue: Thames
Contact: Margaret Cropp
Phone: 07-8681024
Email:



Friday 11th November   Guided Walking Tour of Shortland Cemetery

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Russell Skeet will be your well-versed guide on a tour through historic Shortland Cemetery. Meet at the Cemetery, 201 Danby Street for 9.30am start. Duration 1.5 hours. Maximum 15 participants.

Venue: Shortland Cemetery, Start at Danby Street at 9.30am
Price: $10.00 pp
Contact: Russell Skeet
Phone: 027-4917860
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Friday 11th November to Saturday 12th November   St.  James Union Parish Church Open Days

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Come and spend some time in this beautiful Gothic Style Church built in 1897-98, and made from local Kauri. View a display of historic photographs, and if you would like your family's church records researched you can leave your name with the Church Attendant. The Church is open from 10.00am until 2.00pm Friday and Saturday of the Festival.

Venue: St. James Church, Cnr Pollen & Pahau Streets
Price: No charge
Contact: Ruth Efford


Friday 11th November to Saturday 12th November   The Gallipoli Monologues by Mark Wright

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A one-man show by the acclaimed NZ actor, Mark Wright. Show Times: Friday at 7.30pm; Saturday at 3.30pm and 7.30pm. Presented by Thames Music & Drama : Tickets available at www.thamesmad.co

Venue: Thames Music & Drama, 608 Tararu Road
Price: $25.00pp
Contact: Diane Connors
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Saturday 12th November   Tintype Photography Portraits at School of Mines

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These are very special portraits using a method of development that pre-dates film photography. Tintype Centrals mobile darkroom (a 1950's bond-wood caravan) will be at the Thames School of Mines to craft timeless portraits using the unique C19th wet plate collodion process. Bookings essential at https://events.humanitix.com/thames

Venue: Thames School of Mines, Cochrane Street, Thames
Price: $150.00
Contact: The School of Mines
Phone: 07-8686227
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Saturday 12th November to Sunday 13th November   Goldmine Experience

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Official opening of The Blacksmiths Shop and the Geology Room. The time of the opening will be posted closer to the time.

Venue: The Goldmine Experience
Price: Koha
Contact: Tba


Saturday 12th November 10pm - 12pm   Design a Family Crest

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A workshop for children to design their own family crest.                                                           

Venue: The Treasury, 705 Queen Street, Thames
Price: Free to attend
Contact: The Treasury
Phone: 07-8688827
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Saturday 12th November to Sunday 13th November   All Aboard the Small Train

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Experience the great joy of riding on a train - choose from The Eurostar, Frenchie, Dexter, or PaknSave Express. They travel through a purpose built tunnel in Victoria Park and along the foreshore with sea views. Get your ticket clicked, listen to the bells ringing, and enjoy the ride. "All Aboard" : Trains run from 11.00am.

Venue: Thames Small Gauge Railway, 401 Brown Street
Price: Tba
Contact: Russell
Phone: 027-6342868
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Sunday 13th November 10pm - 12pm   Lecture at The Treasury

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A lecture by Lucy Gable-Thom on the identification of heritage photographs for dating and storage. www.treasury.org.nz

Venue: The Treasury Research Centre, 705 Queen Street, Thames
Price: Free to attend
Contact: The Treasury
Phone: 07-8688827
Email:



Sunday 13th November   Two for One Day at School of Mines

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Invite a friend and pay for a single admission. Step back in time and experience a one hour guided tour of the historic School of Mines buildings and the Thames Mineralogical Museum. Tours at 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, and 2.30pm. Entry is by guided tours only. Visit School of Mines website for details www.visitheritage.co.nz

Venue: School of Mines, Cnr Brown & Cochrane Streets, Thames
Price: $10.00
Contact: School of Mines
Phone: 07-8686227
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Sunday 13th November   Talk on The Two James at School of Mines

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The Two James - 19th century mineral and fossil dealers James R. Gregory and James Tennant, their work, and the Thames Mineralogical Museum collections. Talk begins at 12.15pm

Venue: School of Mines, Cnr Brown & Cochrane Streets, Thames
Price: Koha, Donation
Contact: The School of Mines
Phone: 07-8686227
Email:



Sunday 13th November   Photo Booth at Bella Street Pumphouse

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Dress to impress the townsfolk of Thames. Get a snapshot to remember at the embellished photographic booth inside the histdoric Bella Street Pumphouse amongst the relics of our lucritive goldmining days.

Venue: Bella Street Pumphouse,
Price: Koha to enter The Pumphouse; Gold coin for Photo Booth
Contact: Margaret Cropp
Phone: 07-8681024
Email:



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