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Christchurch City Council Media Release 8 October 2001

Turning Back The Clock In Heritage Week

Itís been done on television and now it will be done at Ferrymead this weekend.

This will be a family living in colonial style in the Curragh Cottage at Ferrymead Historic Park as part of the annual Carter Group Heritage Week.

On Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 October a Christchurch family will grapple with the challenges of colonial clothing as well as every aspect of life seen two centuries ago.

Their progress will also monitored by radio reports and the public will be able to watch throughout the weekend.

On Sunday children attending Ferrymead Park are being encouraged to dress in colonial costumes at the Colonial Kids Carnival. Children can wear their own creations but clothing will be provided as well.

The carnival will feature a range of Victorian and Edwardian games and pastimes. Punch and Judy will be there and a fun fair with the old-fashioned hoopla, penny-farthing and donkey rides.

Another feature of Heritage Week will be a programme of events at St Michael and All Angels Church, Lichfield Street, which will hold open days from Friday 12 - Friday 19 October.

The church, celebrating its 150th year of its founding, will hold special services and an architectural heritage tour on Saturday 13 October.

The week will be officially opened at the Canterbury Provincial Council buildings on Friday 12 October by the Chief Executive of Te Papa Museum, Dame Cheryll Sotheran, and the museumís Kaihautu, Te Taru White.

Further information: www.ccc.govt.nz/heritage/week or phone: 355 8899 or 025 331 085.


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