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Bringing Linwood Cemetery Alive!

Oral History Project

Following a generous donation from the CCC Discretionary Fund for equipment and travel expenses in 2012, we have re-started the Oral History Project. We will be focussing on those who originally put forward their interest in 2007 and follow this with anyone else who would like to be interviewed about their ancestors buried in Linwood Cemetery. As technology has progressed, we now intend to put short videos on a persons’ biography page but will also be accepting audio and written contributions. Contact us if you would like to be included in the project.

Half Way Report – February 2013

(To Be Added)

Memories of the Bromley Area

We are always delighted to get information from people who remember the area around the cemetery.  What do you remember?

“On the west side of McGregor’s Road, just before it’s intersection with Keighley’s Road, are four or so small cottages built soon after WWII, say 1946, by Stan, (aka Tiny [because he was] about 6′ 4”) Burgess and about four of his mates returned from the war.

As a teenager, I worked on those houses during a long school holiday.  I operated the concrete mixer and poured the chimneys taking a bucket full of fresh concrete in each hand, climbing a ladder, walking a plank across the ceiling joists to the chimney boxing to empty the buckets, then scampered down for the next trip.  I hope those chimneys still give good service.  I still ache at the sight of them!

I lived on the corner of Linwood Avenue and St John’s Street, later to become a cattery and since demolished.”

Patrick, Invercargill (January 2009)

“The area was just sand hills and lupins.  Lupins everywhere.”

Margs, Early Bromley Resident (February 2011)

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Reviewed 257th February 2013 by Alexandra