Meetings are on the 28th day of the month, held at the Victoria University of Wellington Law Faculty*, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay (between Bunny and Whitmore Streets); entrance door from Bunny Street – meetings in Room G07.
Vehicle access to Bunny Street is allowed on VUW business; to park in the grounds enter by Lambton Quay gate.
7.15 for 7.30pm start [* Unless stated otherwise].
Visitors are welcome (no charge for regular meetings), Scottish blood not necessary! Other events may also be held.
Sunday 28 February 2016 at 4.00pm*
Growing up in Glasgow with the “divi” (dividend)
Glaswegian Sheena Hudson will give us a personal perspective on a History of the Scottish Wholesale Society which played a vital role in many families’ lives, promising some reward for loyalty to the Co-op when buying goods – from food to furniture!
Monday 28 March 2016
No meeting (Easter Monday)
All are welcome to attend the Easter Monday service at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Willis Street, at 10am.
Thursday 28 April 2016
John Kirkcaldie – his store and legacy (founder with Stains of the much loved Lambton Quay store)
In January, with sad hearts, Wellingtonians farewelled their beloved ‘Kirks’ – an institution frequented by generations of families. Historian, biographer and publisher (Writes Hill Press Ltd.), Julia Millen, in “A Wellington Story” (2000), does indeed tell its story which she will share with us. It is one of her numerous books – about NZ writers and ‘characters’, memoirs, etc.