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Wednesday 20th November 2019
In honour of the 125th anniversary of the Nelson A&P Show, Kirstan Robinson has written From The Country To The Town, a history of the Nelson A&P Association.
Join us for the launch of this important and fascinating record of local history which both commemorates the rich and varied history of the Nelson A&P Association along with their annual Show.
From the early beginnings of the Association in 1893 to its resulting significance for the region, this book also celebrates the many personalities who ensured the Association’s longevity and success.
From The Country To The Town touches on the many trials faced over the years - such as the destruction of the picturesque grandstand by fire as well as the impact of the Spanish Flu, World Wars and occasional financial crises.
Comprehensive research has gone into this detailed record, drawing on newspaper articles, committee minutes and personal memories, making it a record that captures the voices of those who were present.
All welcome. Copies of the book will be available for the reduced price of $35 (cash only).