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The Newsletter began in 1991 as Newsletter / Lincoln Historical Society.

This popular community event has been organised by enthusiastic members of the Lincoln business community since 1982.

Mr Brian Carter and Mr Ern Duffell were key organisers of the first Parade in 1982.

Asked by a Guardian reporter, if it would be a hit, Mr Duffell replied, "It can't miss- it'll be super." (Guardian 24 November 1982)

Lincoln Christmas Pageant and Parade 2012 by LADHS AdG

Liffey Cottage.

Lincoln and Districts Historical Society aims to promote interest in the history of Lincoln and surrounding districts, including Greenpark, Ladbrooks, Tai Tapu, Broadfield and Springston in Canterbury, New Zealand.

Lincoln and Districts Historical Society members maintain two historic buildings in Lincoln.
Liffey Cottage is furnished as a late 19th century cottage and Pioneer Hall includes displays of historic photos.Both buildings are open from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm on the first Sunday of each month.


Members also organise local field trips,

Lance Corporal  George Amos Johnson  - 26269 George Amos Johnson 

George was born at Lakeside on 4 April 1896, son of Charles and Beatrice Johnson. Before enlisting he was working as a labourer, his last employer Mr J Campbell, Lakeside. He was 5ft 10 ½ in tall with a dark complexion, green eyes and dark hair.                                                           

George enlisted on 30 May 1916 and was assigned to 17th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company. After

Sergeant Frederick Dutson Moss – 17/146

Frederick was born 11 April 1879 at Christchurch, son of William Alfred and Mary Ann Moss. He is recorded on the 1911 Electoral Roll as a farm labourer at Hororata. However he obviously had an inventive mind for in November of 1912 he applied for an American patent for a new handle fastening method. At the time of his enlistment he was a Farm Manager for the Remount Department. The War Office had requested the New Zealand Government to send two veterinary

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Burnham Industrial School.

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