This week people we received two new research enquiries. We were of no help to one and some help to another.
The Winton A&P Show
A book is going to be written about the Winton A&P Show in the near future so people are gathering information now. Winton is out of the museum's district so we had nothing significant for the researchers. But we know that many local farmers would've shown their stock at the Winton A&P and may have a lot of stories to share. The Wallace A&P stopped running several years ago, but the Winton A&P keeps going.
Rev. George and Mrs Alice Densem lived in Otautau roughly between 1937 and 1942. They lived in the Methodist Manse on Lieman Street. We verified to their grandson that one of his old photos was this manse and provided a transcription from the Otautau Standard for an anniversary service that was given in 1938. In addition, I photographed the manse and Methodist Church building as they are today and passed them on to him.
If you have further information on these enquiries, please contact us, and we will put you in contact with these folks. Thanks!
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