Review of a Recent Event

 The Society's High Tea on Sunday 25 November at Ferndale House was a great success. 40 members gathered - in spite of torrential rain - to enjoy the afternoon tea prepared by the committee and served on beautiful china from Alberton.  The Auckland City String Quartet entertained during the afternoon and then gave a concert ranging from early Baroque to early twentieth century music. Again we had wonderful help from our team in the kitchen. A very special occasion to end our year.

The Shaw Estate, Sandringham

Sunday 14 April at 2 pm

Ten years ago MAHS conducted a walk of Shawville (off Sandringham Road) based on information from Dick Scott's book "In old Mt Albert".  We visited Shaw, McDonald, Collins, and Ethel Streets, and Leslie and Kenneth Avenues.  Truth being the daughter of time, it appears that Dick Scott was not correct, and that Leslie and Kenneth Avenues were not actually part of the estate, but dissention still rules on that. We invite you to walk Shawville (and Leslie and Kenneth Avenues) with us, to enjoy its history and houses and make up your own mind. We meet outside Willow Shoes on the corner of Shaw Street and Sandringham Road just before 2pm for this walk led by Mary Inomata. We have a limit of 25 participants. Registration is essential. Please telephone 09 846 4509 or email info@mtalberthistoricalsociety.org.nz  Members only.