Newsletter / Lincoln & Districts Historical Society Inc. no. 43 (April 2017)

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Newsletter / Lincoln & Districts Historical Society Inc. no. 43 (April 2017)


Greenpark Memorial Hall by John P. Stalker p. 1

A brief history of the Greenpark Memorial Hall, erected as a Memorial to the solders of the First World War,  compiled using the diaries of Ellesmere John Stalker and reports from The Press, and Ellesmere Guardian.

Editorial by Rupert Tipples, p. 1

John Gerken, by Neville Moar, p. 2

A short account of John Gerken's life in the Tai Tapu district. He, his wife Catherine Mary Elizabeth Evers and three children arrived in Lyttelton in October 1855 aboard the 'Cashmere'. 

Fanny Fitzgerald, by Margaret Hannan, p. 2-4

'Why, asked one of Fanny's friends is ...'nothing said about the Pilgrim Mothers?" Margaret rectifies this for Fanny Fitzgerald in this wonderful paper , which she first presented at the L&DH Society field trip to The Springs / Chudleigh on 19 March 2017.

Obituary: Malcolm Gordon 4 June 1935 - 25 February 2017, by Alison Barwick, p. 4

Malcolm Gordon set up the Liffey Cottage Action Committee in 1975, was President of Lincoln & Districts Historical Society, and was made a life member of the Society in 2005, 'in recognition of his thirty years of devotion to fostering an awareness of local history and doing something about it."


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