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Day by Day Calendar

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

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Friday
15th February
12:30pm   

Britz on The Bridge


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This is a chance for cars registered in "Britz At the Beach" to drive across the Historic Kopu Bridge, starting at 12.30pm. The cars will be in Grahamstown on the same day from 10.00am until 12.00noon.

Venue: Historic Kopu Bridge, Kopu Rd, Thames
Price: Tba
Contact: Kim Buchanan  Ph: Tba
  Email: kim.buchanan@outlook.com


Saturday
2nd March
to Sunday
3rd March
  

Small Gauge Railway Open Days

A ride on these trains will delight any child (and adult), so come along to the Open Days and have a go.

Venue: Thames Small Gauge Railway
Price: Tba
Contact: Russell Skeet  Ph: Tba
  Email: rskeet@xtra.co.nz


Monday
11th March
to Sunday
17th March
  

THAMES HERITAGE FESTIVAL


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A weekend of heritage-inspired events covering the theme of "transportation". Events will be listed as they are confirmed.

Venue: Thames
Price: Tba
Contact: Margaret Cropp  Ph: 07.8681024
  Email: croppys@yahoo.co.nz


Friday
22nd March
3:30pm - 8pm   

Balloons Over Thames

Bring the family out for a special evening of fun. Kite flying starts at 3.30pm and kites will be available free of charge for you to fly. Five spectacular balloons will be inflated and you will get the chance to step into a basket with the pilot (gold coin donation). Food stalls - candyfloss to pizzas and everything in between. Also a bouncy castle.

Venue: Thames Racecourse, 509 Parawai Road, Thames
Price: Free Family Event
Contact: Network Thames  Ph: www.networkthames.com
  Email: networkthames@gmail.com


Friday
24th May
to Sunday
26th May
  

Thames Baptist Church Sesquicentennial


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In 1869 members of the Wellesley Street Baptist moved to Thames to form a group which would become the Thames Baptist Church. A building was erected in Willoughby Street as the first location for members of the Baptist faith to worship. In the early 1880's there was a need for a bigger building and discussions were held with the Congregation Church in Mary Street which was built in 1871 in the time of Rev. W.R. Woolley. The Baptist and the Congregation members started sharing the Church. This practice was to carry on until the late 1920's when the Baptist members agreed to buy the Church outright. The Church remained unchanged until the 1970's when a new front was added. In 2019 the Baptist faith celebrates 150 years in Thames, and it is hoped that we can track down descendants of those who came to Thames all those years ago to help us celebrate our 150th Anniversary. Check out www.thamesbaptist.org.nz

Venue: Baptist Church, 303 Mary Street, Thames
Price: Tba
Contact: The Church  Ph: 07.8686274
  Email: office@thamesbaptist.org.nz


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