New garden seat in memory of Commander Brewerton R.N
7 November 2003
Christchurch Mayor Garry Moore will tomorrow dedicate a new garden seat
to Commander Howard Cuthbert Brewerton R.N, at the Council’s Brougham
Village housing complex.
Commander Brewerton RN lived at Brougham Village for 25 years, before he
passed away in 2000. As Commander in the British Royal Navy, he
served on the Shropshire patrolling the Atlantic Ocean during World War
Brewerton immigrated to New Zealand in 1952 and practiced as a
dentist in Geraldine before moving to Christchurch in 1970.
Joan Buck, daughter
of the late Commander Brewerton, says that her father
loved living at Brougham Village, where the community atmosphere
reminded him of villages in England.
“The seat dedication is a wonderfully appropriate tribute to him.
He loved plants and gardens, and had a lot of pot plants on his patio at
Brougham Village”, said Mrs Buck.
Commander Brewerton was well known by his neighbours and community. He
was affectionately called Father Christmas by his fellow tenants
at Brougham Village, because of his big beard.
The dedication coincides with
a City Housing barbeque and games afternoon
for tenants of Brougham Village, Cecil Courts, Tommy Taylor Courts
and Waltham Courts in celebration of Neighbourhood Week.
year, Neighbourhood Week is being held in Christchurch from November
1-7. Carole Anderton, City Councillor and Chair of the Housing Sub-committee,
agrees that Neighbourhood Week events provide great opportunities
to know the people who live closest to you.
“You can’t get much closer to your neighbours than living in
an adjoining flat, so City Housing is making the most of Neighbourhood Week
by organising several celebrations around Christchurch for its tenants”.
More than 2,600 tenants live in low-cost Council housing in Christchurch.
There are 113 housing complexes located around the city. City Housing is
a self-financing unit within the City Council, which does not use ratepayers
funds to operate.
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